The removal of “good faith” from the definition of a protected disclosure
With effect from 25 June 2013 the requirement for a disclosure to be in ‘good faith’ is removed.
IMHO this provision makes sense when put alongside the need for a worker to reasonably believe the allegation. If what you were doing was a false allegation then its unlikely you could believe that was in the public interest.
Previously when looking at whether a disclosure was made in ‘good faith’ the tribunal looked not only at the truth of the disclosure but the motivation behind it. This means that if a disclosure was made in bad faith (such as out of hostility) instead of remedying the wrong, then it would fail (Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre  IRLR 687).
Now we will have hearings focus on the quality and substance of the disclosure rather than the whistleblower’s motivation.