International Petroleum Ltd and Others v Osipov [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0058_17_1907
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Protected Disclosures; Detriment; Unfair Dismissal; Personal and Several Liability; s. 47B of the Employment Rights Act 1996

The claimant, Mr Osipov, was employed by an Australian domiciled oil and gas exploration and production company, International Petroleum Ltd, from February 2011 until his summary dismissal in October 2014. The company had operational activities in the Republic of Niger. It ran into financial difficulties and reneged on fees in excess of $1m payable to the Government of Niger.

In June 2014 the claimant was appointed CEO of the company yet within days of his appointment he began to notice that certain individuals at senior management level were engaging in serious misconduct. They put undue pressure on him, inappropriately interfered with his duties and side-lined him from business

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This article is correct at 27/07/2017

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