Woman gets suicide advice payout – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2007 in citizens advice bureaux, confidentiality, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Citizens Advice Bureau advisor who was sacked after she phoned a suicidal woman’s GP was awarded £18,000 damages.” 

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BBC News, 24th May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law student win £8,000 for unfairly dismissed mother – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2007 in compensation, news, unfair dismissal, women by sally

“A businesswoman told to choose between her job and having a baby won more than £8,000 compensation yesterday after taking legal action with the help of a group of law students.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Babula v. Waltham Forest College – Times Law Reports

Posted April 17th, 2007 in law reports, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

Whistleblower need not prove criminal or civil wrongdoing

Babula v. Waltham Forest College

Court of Appeal 

“Where an employee made a claim for unfair dismissal asserting that the dismissal was to be regarded as automatically unfair because he had made a protected disclosure, it was sufficient that he reasonably believed the matters that he relied on amounted to a criminal offence, or founded a legal obligation. He did not have to be able to point to an actual criminal offence or to an actual legal obligation.”

The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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