Wicked Vision Ltd v Rice [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 29
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Protected Disclosure

Background: 

The claimant was the Head of UK Sales from December 2017 until his dismissal in February 2021.   The reason was redundancy but his argument was that it was related to his disclosures around breaches of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (known as the Furlough scheme).   

He sought to bring a claim for automatic unfair dismissalHe also sought to amend his claim to make the employer vicariously liable for the acts of a co-worker vis-à-vis detriments as a result of the protected disclosureThe co-worker was the owner of the company.  

Outcome: 

The issue in this case arose from the amendment to the proceedings

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This article is correct at 20/03/2024
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