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Many thanks for your patience. There are only two potential claims you can make here – one is for constructive dismissal, where you are forced to resign as a result of the employer’s unreasonable behaviour. The other is a claim for detrimental treatment due to making a protected disclosure.
First of all for a constructive dismissal claim you need to have 2 years’ service and you have only been there for 5 months so you would not be able to make that claim in this case. This leaves you with a claim for detrimental treatment due to making a protected disclosure. This is also known as whistleblowing claim. However, to be able to do this you need to show that you have made a protected disclosure. This can include matters relating to health and safety as long as they are in the public interest. This requirement is key so it must be an issue which affects the health and safety of others and which is also relevant to the public, i.e. to others rather than just you.
If you have made such a claim then the employer treats you detrimentally for making that claim, you can consider making the claim for whistleblowing in the employment tribunal, which must be done within 3 months of the alleged detriment taking place.
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