Small v Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 882
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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
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