Nurse sacked because of past whistleblowing activity

A judge of an employment tribunal ruled that St Andrew’s Healthcare, a large mental health provider, unfairly dismissed a nurse with a record of whistleblowing because it feared he was seeking to highlight care failures.

A judge decided Noel Finn was wrongly dismissed largely because of his roles in exposing scandals at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre and in the government’s Personal Independence Payments assessment centre.

Full story in The HSJ, 5 November 2019

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