Small v Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 882
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Whistleblowing; Protected Disclosure; Unfair Dismissal; Loss of Earnings; Future Loss; Stigma Loss

The appellant worked as a project manager for the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. He secured the position through an agency on a temporary basis with a view to permanency. Two months later he was dismissed. He argued the termination of his employment was because he had made a protected disclosure, namely, an attempt to urge the Trust to alert the previous occupiers of the property it owned that they may have been exposed to asbestos. 

The appellant claimed compensation for loss of earnings up to his anticipated retirement date in 2022, relying on the indication that he would not be offered a permanent position in the future. The appellant alleged he had been unable to

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 06/07/2017

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Legal Island
Legal Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email

View all articles by Legal Island