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About Natalia Slomczykowski

Natalia is a recent graduate of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She will be studying for her LLM in 2021 at The London School of Economics and aspires to practice in data security and internet governance in the future.

Can Whistle-Blowers Be Protected From Unfair Dismissal If They Blew The Whistle Before The Protective Law Came Into Force?

Under current law, individuals are protected from being victimised or dismissed if they disclose private information which is in the public interest (more colloquially known as ‘blowing the whistle’). This protection is enshrined in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and the Employment Rights Act 1996. If an employee discloses [...]

By |2021-06-02T06:14:27+01:00June 2nd, 2021|Student Case Blogs|

Can ‘public interest’ be used as a defence to a breach of confidentiality?

In Lion Laboratories Ltd v Evans and Others [1985] QB 526 the court considered whether the gravity of public interest in a piece of information could act as a defence to alleged breach of confidentiality, where that information had been taken without the knowledge of the other party and given [...]

By |2020-07-15T12:31:55+01:00July 13th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Are there exceptions to the duty of confidentiality of employment contracts other than crime and fraud?

In Initial Services Ltd v Putterill [1968] 1 Q.B. 396, the court expanded the situations in which an employee may breach confidentiality in relation to their employer. Whereas previously this was only permitted where the employee uncovered evidence of crime or fraud, the court now permits breaches of confidentiality where [...]

By |2020-01-09T10:41:22+00:00January 9th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Is a District Judge a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore qualify for Whistleblowing Protection?

In Gilham v Ministry of Justice (2017) EWCA Civ 2220, the Court of Appeal ruled that a judge is not a worker within the meaning of the Act, concluding that there is enough statutory protection for judges to warrant their exclusion from the protection afforded by the Employment Rights Act [...]

By |2019-10-07T09:48:53+01:00May 1st, 2019|Student Case Blogs|
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