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The EAT has decided that a disclosure of information after employment ends can be protected disclosure under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The case confirms that a qualifying disclosure can be protected under whistleblowing law, whether it was made:
- During employment with the respondent employer.
- During employment with a previous employer.
- After employment with the respondent employer has terminated.
- Before the whistleblowing legislation came into force.
This checklist outlines the protection given to whistleblowers at work under UK law.