Small v Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust [2017]

  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 882
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair 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

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This article is correct at 06/07/2017
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