The law on whistleblowing is changing and it’s changing massively. If the reason or principal reason for an employee’s dismissal is the fact that they have made a “protected disclosure” (in other words they have blown the whistle), then the dismissal is automatically unfair. Unlike in ordinary unfair dismissal cases, there is no need for an employee to have been employed for the usual 2 year qualifying period to be able to bring that claim. Also, the usual limit of up to 12 months’ gross pay for damages capped at £86,444 (as of 6 April 2019) for future loss of [...]
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Harassment at work is a huge subject for both employees (who may feel that they are being harassed) and employers (who can find themselves liable for acts of harassment carried out by their employees). The damages that can be awarded for harassment, and other types of discrimination, are potentially unlimited so it’s a big issue. Unlawful harassment can be on a number of grounds, including race, sex, disability, age, etc. Examples include unwanted sexual advances, touching and unwanted banter. In the case of Evans v Xactly (commonly known as the “fat ginger pikey” case), the employee worked as a sales executive but [...]