Labour & European Law Review
27 May 2015
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is inviting proposals from employers and partners about how to enhance opportunities for women in low paid sectors such as cleaning, commercial catering and adult social care.
Following an amendment in 2013 to the 1998 Public Interest Disclosure Act, a worker making a qualifying disclosure has to have a reasonable belief that it is “in the public interest”. In Chesterton Global Ltd and anor v Nurmohamed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a contract dispute affecting 100 senior managers constituted a “sufficient group of the public” to satisfy the test of being “in the public interest”.
There are a number of potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including “some other substantial reason”. In Anderson v Chesterfield High School, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the dismissal of an employee who had become a full-time public official and who no longer worked at the school fell into that category.