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A whistleblower sacking, a SLAPP, a penalty, and an appeal

Two years after the Employment Relations Authority fined a Council whistleblower $9,000 (£4,200) for disparaging that Council, Allan Halse’s challenge (appeal) will be heard in the Employment Court.

It’s an interesting case that we’ve covered previously, as this 16 September 2023 article explains:

Could this happen in the United Kingdom?  Highly unlikely now, given the SLAPPs Warning Notice issued by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority on 28 November 2022. 

Members of the public intending to watch from the public gallery or remotely should read the following from the Employment Court website: Guideline-for-Remote-Viewing-of-Hearings1-February-2022.pdf (

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