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How Chris Hadrill successfully represented an employee on a no win no fee basis in an Employment Tribunal whistleblowing claim and helped a client settle their claim for a five-figure sum.

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees can make ‘whistleblowing’ claims if they are subjected to a detriment and/or dismissed because they have made protected disclosures to their employer (commonly known as ‘blowing the whistle’). Unlike unfair dismissal claims, employees do not need 2 years’ continuous employment to make a whistleblowing claim.

Situation

AB (whose identity has been anonymised for legal reasons) was employed by a charity. In 2014 he complained to his line managers that he did not believe that the charity had complied with data protection laws and that this failure had exposed him to harm from an alleged stalker. The charity investigated his complaint and he was suspended from work. AB was then subjected to an investigation over allegations that he had defrauded the charity and lengthened his suspension from work. Although the allegations of fraud against AB were subsequently dropped, AB was dismissed from his employment on allegations that he had been absent from work without leave. AB, however, believed that he had been dismissed because he had ‘blown the whistle’.

What we did

Redmans represented DS on a no win no fee basis in his claim (under a “Damage-Based Agreement”), with Chris Hadrill acting as the lead solicitor in the claim. Chris advised AB on all aspects of his claim and settled AB’s claim for a five-figure sum, the value of which cannot be disclosed for legal reasons.

The result

Chris secured a five-figure sum in compensation for AB on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, which meant that if AB had not win his claims then Redmans would not have been paid a fee.

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Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

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    Karl B

    Caroline and Chris were so helpful and friendly. Couldn't of asked for a better service.

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    Excellent, professional service, in time and within the expected value.

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    Posted 3 days ago

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    Excellent service, with full explanations of everything needed. Both Chris and Mel answered all emails very promptly and were personable and efficient.

    Posted 4 days ago

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    I would like to thank Chris Hadrill, in particular who handled my case, for all his hard work, expertise and dedication. He listened with empathy and offered suitable advice, which made me feel valued and confident through a difficult time. I would highly recommend Chris and the team at Redmans Solicitors. Thank you.

    Posted 6 days ago

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    Yann Guezennec / Chris Hadrill - Thanks for the detailed, informed and professional advice for my settlement. When comprise is the rule I felt we could have been maybe a bit more aggressive from the start. However an acceptable outcome considering the situation. Thank you

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    Great service from Mel, she was very good at explaining every part of the settlement agreement and very efficient dealing with the HR team. Very professional team, I would definitely use them again in future if the opportunity came up.

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    I was very happy with the service that I have received. Thank You Regards

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