Mr A Dobbie v Paula Felton ta Feltons Solicitors

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal
JudgeJudge Tayler
SubjectNot landmark
Publication Date12 Feb 2021
Copyright 2021
Appeal No. UKEAT/0130/20/OO (V)
EMPLOYMENT APPEAL TRIBUNAL
ROLLS BUILDING, 7 ROLLS BUILDINGS, FETTER LANE, LONDON, EC4A 1NL
At the Tribunal
On 15 December 2020
Judgement handed down on
11 February 2021
Before
HIS HONOUR JUDGE JAMES TAYLER
(SITTING ALONE)
MR A DOBBIE APPELLANT
PAULA FELTON T/A FELTONS SOLICITORS RESPONDENT
Transcript of Proceedings
JUDGMENT
(FULL HEARING)
UKEAT/0130/20/OO
APPEARANCES
For the Appellant MR EDWARD KEMP
(Of Counsel)
Instructed pursuant to the Direct
Access Scheme
For the Respondent
MS SUSAN CHAN
(Of Counsel)
Instructed by:
Feltons Solicitors
5Th Floor
1 Knightsbridge Green
London
SW1X 7RA
UKEAT/0130/20/OO
SUMMARY
WHISTLEBLOWING, PROTECTED DISCLOSURES
The Tribunal held that two disclosures of information, that were otherwise qualifying disclosures,
were not in the reasonable belief of the Claimant made in the public interest. The reasons of the
Tribunal did not demonstrate that it applied the correct legal test, and had taken into account all
relevant factors, in determining this issue. The Tribunal also failed to apply the corre ct legal test
in concluding a detriment, the termination of a consultancy agreement, was not done on the
ground that the Claimant had made the disclosures. The correct test requires an employment
tribunal to determine whether the disclosure had a material influence on the decision to terminate
the agreement.

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