Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    [2019] UKSC 44
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures), Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Protected Disclosure; Crown Employee; Office Holder; ECHR

The issue in this appeal to the UK Supreme Court was whether a District Judge qualifies as a ‘worker’ or a ‘person in Crown employment’ for the purpose of the protection given to whistle-blowers under Part IVA of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (equivalent of Part VA of the NI 1996 Order). If not, is this discrimination against the appellant in the enjoyment of her right to freedom of expression, protected by article 14 taken with article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)?

The appellant raised a number of concerns relating to cuts in court funding, in particular the lack of appropriate and secure court room accommodation, her severely increased workload and administrative

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This article is correct at 16/10/2019

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