Whistleblowing: whose interest is it in?

Posted in : Quarterly Reviews on 16 March 2016
Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

The law relating to whistleblowing in Northern Ireland will shortly be amended by the Employment Bill which is currently working its way through the Northern Ireland Assembly. The proposed changes will mirror recent reform of whistle blowing legislation in England & Wales following the EAT decision in Parkins -v- Sodexho. This case created a loophole where employees could rely on the protections afforded to whistle blowers where they raise an allegation about a breach of their own employment contract.

As had been the case in England & Wales, in Northern Ireland the current position is

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This article is correct at 08/03/2016

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Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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