Stewart v Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Discovery; Tribunal Procedure; National Security


The claimant was employed by the respondent and she revealed to a journalist some information concerning the evacuation of personnel from Afghanistan. As a result, the claimant’s security clearance was withdrawn and she was subsequently dismissed. The claimant argued that the passing of information amounted to a protected disclosure within the remit of the Employment Rights Act 1996. There were issues in relation to the method by which the hearing should be run based upon national security issues.

The respondent sought that the hearing be before a national security employment judge, in private and in a secure hearing room. Additionally, they sought to redact certain documents

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This article is correct at 05/10/2023

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