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

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0077/19/JOJ
  • 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

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This article is correct at 09/09/2019
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Jason Elliott BL
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