Vivian v Bournemouth Borough Council - whistle-blowing: the different links between "disclosure", "act" and "deteriment

In whistle-blowing claims under Employment Rights Act 1996, an ‘act’ must be done "on the ground that the worker has made a protected disclosure" - ie the reason for the act is the protected disclosure. The linkage between the act and the disclosure does not raise a question of causation but of conscious or unconscious reasoning. This is to be contrasted with the link between ‘act’ and the ‘detriment’, which is a question of causation.

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