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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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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.

Outcomes:
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.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
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.
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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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