Judge sues over lack of whisteblowing protection

Claire Gilham says judges face death threats, violent claimants and heavy workloads and should be classed as ‘workers’

A judge who has spoken out over the impact of austerity on the justice system has taken a test whistleblowing case to the appeal court.

Claire Gilham, a district judge, who warned about courtroom dangers including death threats, violent claimants and hostage-taking, is fighting employment tribunal rulings that do not class judges as “workers”.

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