Fairness of dismissal – what is known or what should be known?
By Lupton Fawcett employment director, Joan Pettingil.
The recent case of Royal Mail v Jhuti raised the interesting question of whether an employer can be liable for a claim for automatic unfair dismissal on grounds of whistleblowing when the dismissing manager has been duped by another manager into believing the dismissal was for another justified reason, in this case – poor performance.
Ms Jhuti made a protected (whistleblowing) disclosure to her manager, Mr Widmer. Mr Widmer’s response was to question Ms Jhuti’s u... For the full story register now for free or login below...