Earlier this month, we published an article relating to “whistleblowing” claims and what an employee may be entitled to claim before the employment tribunal after having been treated unfairly for having made such a “protected disclosure”.
We now report on another Court of Appeal case concerning whistleblowing claims, but from a very different perspective. Nevertheless, we consider that it may be useful for this article to be read in conjunction with the earlier article entitled “Long-term loss of earnings and whisteblowing claims”.
We now have less than a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.
This EU law has already caused some controversy and will likely continue to do so beyond its implementation, given the familiarity that organisations have with the procedures brought into force by the Data Protection Act.
First instance employment tribunal judgments are now available online.
Employment Appeal Tribunal judgments have been available online for some time but the availability of first instance decisions is new. The earliest available judgment dates back to May 2015 and it is understood that judgments are being added gradually.
In the 2013 study by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (now re-named the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (BEIS) on Payment of Tribunal Awards, only around 49% of successful claimants had been paid the compensation awarded by an employment tribunal in full.