Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Conduct; Whistleblowing; Covert Recording; Guidance

The EAT has issued guidance on the covert recording of meetings by employees.

This case involved an employee who had been the financial accountant of a charity but who had obtained a lower position following a reorganization. She alleged wrong-doing on the part of her employer i.e. that the Director of Finance had treated her differently and that the restructuring process had been biased against her. Following a difficult meeting, she was interviewed by an HR representative. She secretly recorded that meeting. The recording was not known about until it came to light in the discovery process of tribunal proceedings - the claimant had not attempted to use it internally - but,

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This article is correct at 08/08/2019

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