Cumbria County Council v Carlisle-Morgan: EAT 29 Jan 2007

EAT A employed R as a support worker. R made a number of protected disclosures relating to a fellow worker’s conduct towards a client. The ET held various detriments were suffered by R on the ground of the disclosures. On appeal A asserted (1) the ET did not give adequate reasons, (2) the findings were perverse, (3) the ET must have applied the wrong test in law and (4) A will not in law be responsible viciously for detriments suffered as a result of the acts of a fellow employee of R.
Held: (1) the reasons were adequate, (2) the findings would not be said to be perverse, (3) the ET had not applied the wrong test in law and (4) A could be responsible for the acts of a fellow employee of R.


Reid QC J


[2007] UKEAT 0323 – 06 – 2901, UKEAT/0323/06, [2007] IRLR 314


Bailii, EAT


Employment Rights Act 1996 43A 43B 43C


England and Wales


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Updated: 09 July 2022; Ref: scu.248272