Small v The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWhistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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  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
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