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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a detailed account of the legal framework for whistleblowing claims. It breaks down the elements of a claim and provides commentary on issues such as 'qualifying disclosure', 'causation' and 'detriment'. Finally this podcast aims to update the listener on recent developments in this area of law.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be familiar with the elements of a whistleblowing claim;
  • Understand the nature of a protected disclosure including what a 'qualifying disclosure' is;
  • Appreciate the remedies available in this area of law;
  • Understand the impact of whistleblowing on an unfair dismissal claim;
  • Be up-to-date with recent changes in this area of law.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998;
  • Employment Rights Act 1996;
  • Douglas v Birmingham City Council and others 17 Mar 2003, EAT (EOR);
  • Parkins v Sodexho Ltd [2002] IRLR 109 Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 1999;
  • BP Plc v Elstone [2010] ICR 879.

In this podcast Sejal Raja, a Partner from RadcliffesLeBrasseur, discusses whistleblowing under the Public Interest Disclosure Act. Sejal provides a detailed analysis of the legal framework and discusses recent changes to this area of law.

Date Recorded: June 2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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