Shinwari v Vue Entertainment Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0394_14_1203
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
The claimant worked in a cinema and, like all staff, received free tickets, on the strict understanding that they were not for re-sale members of the public or at all. He noticed a colleague (Mr Ali) selling his free tickets in breach of the rules. He was offered a bribe, which he took and passed onto management, along with his allegations against his colleague.
Although there was a dispute at tribunal between the claimant and employer about whether or not he asked management not to pass his witness statement to the colleague, it was done, in line with the long-standing procedures in the workplace of giving statements to accused employees. The claimant was subsequently threatened and called
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