Collette Corr v Darren Irwin and Sharon Irwin (a bankrupt) t/a Carryduff Dental Practice (CASE REF: 2361/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Protected Disclosure

The claimant worked for the respondent for approximately 17 years as a receptionist and dental nurse. She claimed, inter alia, that she made public interest disclosures based on the hygiene conditions of the respondent´s premises and was then dismissed as a direct result. The claimant ultimately failed to demonstrate that the disclosures were made in good faith (a requirement that no longer applies in GB but remains in NI). 

However, what was telling in this case was the relevance of the individual´s position in the organisation in relation to whether qualifying disclosures were made and whether the claimant had a reasonable belief that they were true. The tribunal made frequent

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This article is correct at 10/12/2015

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