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(2) Interim relief

| Commentary

(2)     Interim relief

The lack of an upper limit on the compensatory award is the most obviously important difference in a whistleblowing dismissal case, but there is another, which is less likely to arise in practice but is clearly provided for in the legislation, namely the availability of the remedy of interim relief, whereby the claimant's contract of employment is continued until final resolution of the claim. This remedy first arose in cases of dismissal for trade union reasons (see TULR(C)A 1992 s 163 and NI [589]) and is now provided for in whistleblowing cases (along with certain other forms of automatically unfair dismissal) in the ERA 1996 ss 128(1)(a) and

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