Landmark case pushes the boundaries of whistleblowing protection

In the landmark ruling of Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof the Supreme Court has confirmed that a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) is a “worker” and thereby has legal protection should they make a protected disclosure. Previously it was considered that the protection this provides to whistleblowers did not extend to such self-employed positions.

In practice, this means that partners in businesses of all descriptions will be protected if they are subject to detrimental treatment for having raised a protected disclosure.

For more information on what this might mean for your business, contact a member of our Employment team.

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