EAT Trade Union Rights: Action Short of Dismissal The Claimant had complained under section 146(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 that he had been subjected to a detriment for union-related activities. The Employment Tribunal rejected the complaint and the Claimant appealed. The appeal was dismissed: the Employment Tribunal had properly … Continue reading Watson v London Metropolitan University: EAT 25 Feb 2015
The claimant said that he was the representative of members of the Workers of England Trade Union at the respondent hospital. He claimed detriment, but the empoyer denied that it was an independent union allowing him protection under the Act. Since commencemet of proceedings, the Union had obtained certification. Held: Protection under section 146 was … Continue reading Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: CA 15 May 2014
The ET was entitled to find that the employer’s ‘sole or main purpose’ in giving the Claimant a formal oral warning for refusing to comply with an instruction to take down an email list he had created for union communications was ‘preventing or . .
TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP
The Respondent below appealed against the Judgment of the Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) upholding the Claimant’s claim that he was subjected to a detriment for the sole or main purpose of penalising him for his trade union . .
An Industrial Tribunal can award damages for injured feelings on a complaint of action which fell short of a dismissal.
Held: Judge Peter Clark said: ‘It is nothing to the point that an award for injury to feelings cannot be recovered in a . .