Schaathun v Executive & Business Aviation Support Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0227_12_3006
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
The claimant in this case was an employee who had had a personal relationship with the MD. She was dismissed after that relationship broke down. The employer argued she was dismissed because of Redundancy and Reorganisation or SOSR. She claimed it was because she'd made a protected disclosure about the firm's tax irregularities. The original tribunal ruled against the claimant, finding, amongst other things, that there had been no protected disclosure because the respondent did not know about them.
The EAT found that the tribunal had made some errors in law. In particular, it was not common ground that the respondent did not know about the allegations regarding tax but that the claimant had
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