Johnstone v Glasgow City Council [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 75
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures), Pay
Issues covered: Tribunal Procedure; Amendments; Unlawful Deduction from Wages

Summary Description:

Amendment applications to be adjudicated based upon the relative injustice or hardship caused by allowing or refusing them rather than grouping them into distinct classifications.


The claimants were foster carers.  They had cared for a child for 10 months until he was removed from their care.  They claimed unlawful deduction from wages and detriment relating to protected disclosures as they had claimed they had disclosed some health and safety concerns.

This legal saga began with the respondent denying that the claimants were workers.  In 2017 the Tribunal found that they were employees.  This was appealed.  During that appeal to the

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This article is correct at 28/05/2024

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