Schaathun v Executive & Business Aviation Support Ltd [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0227_12_3006
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Protected Disclosure

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

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This article is correct at 10/07/2015
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