Garbhan Downey v Culture Company 2013 Limited

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Public Interest Disclosure

The Claimant was a Director in the respondent company which was created by Derry City Council in order to deliver the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture 2013. In April 2012 the Company received significant funding from DCAL, of which it was agreed 15% would be specifically spent on marketing the City of Culture. The claimant cited this condition as a legal obligation he believed was to be broken and so he revealed an internal letter to The Press claiming he feared there was going to be ‘misappropriation of public funds’. He claimed that his ‘whistleblowing’ was a protected disclosure under The Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. The claimant also claimed Unfair

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This article is correct at 07/03/2014

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