Whistleblowing – the public interest test
In Chesterton Global Ltd and anor v Nurmohamed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a tribunal’s decision that concerns raised by an employee that the company was manipulating profit and loss figures passed the ‘public interest’ test for whistleblowing protection, even though the employee’s motivation in disclosing information about the wrongdoing at work was the effect of the manipulation on his and other managers’ commission payments.
The decision of the EAT is good news for employees who blow the whistle at work because the EAT appears to have made it clear that the threshold for satisfying the public interest test is fairly low. The number of individuals affected by the wrongdoing in this case was 100 and the numbers involved was considered to be a large enough group.
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