Legal Notice

This paper has been released into the public domain on the basis that it is a protected disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (see also here) and that I am a 'worker' as defined by section 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as follows:

'230. - (1) In this Act "employee" means an individual who has entered into or works under (or, where the employment has ceased, worked under) a contract of employment.

(2) In this Act "contract of employment" means a contract of service or apprenticeship, whether express or implied, and (if it is express) whether oral or in writing.

(3) In this Act "worker" (except in the phrases "shop worker" and "betting worker") means an individual who has entered into or works under (or, where the employment has ceased, worked under) -

(a) a contract of employment, or
(b) any other contract, whether express or implied and (if it is express) whether oral or in writing, whereby the individual undertakes to do or perform personally any work or services for another party to the contract whose status is not by virtue of the contract that of a client or customer of any profession or business undertaking carried on by the individual;

and any reference to a worker's contract shall be construed accordingly.'

Note also that 'it has always been a complete answer for a civil action for defamation to prove that the words complained of are true in substance and in fact'. I hereby state that to the best of my knowledge and belief the statements contained in this paper are true in substance and in fact. See Henry v British Broadcasting Corporation [2006] EWHC 386 (QB).

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