Small v The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Protected Disclosure; Stigma Damages; Disclosure

This case can be regarded as having extensive history with the first decision of the EAT being successfully appealed at the Court of Appeal in Small v The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 882.  The basis of the case arose from the fact that the temporary contract of the claimant was ended by the respondent following a protected disclosure that was made.   

The ET found that the dismissal was unfair and awarded compensation for injury to feelings, loss of earnings and aggravated damages.  The Court of Appeal agreed with the argument that Chagger damages for stigma loss should be awarded. These damages, arising from the case of Chagger v

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 09/09/2019

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.

Jason Elliott BL

The main content of this article was provided by Jason Elliott BL. Email

View all articles by Jason Elliott BL