Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing: What Does ‘In the Public Interest’ Actually Mean?

In the case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed, the Court of Appeal has further refined the test for determining whether a protected disclosure is considered to be ‘in the public interest’ or not. The Court confirmed that a disclosure does not need to be in the interest of the public at large in order to qualify for whistleblower protection; a disclosure can concern only a small group of people.