A shop steward was "taking part in the activities of an independent trade union at an appropriate time" when he made disparaging remarks about the employer during an induction course for trainee managers which the union was allowed to use for recruitment purposes. Therefore, when the employer stripped him of his status as trainer-manager, resulting in a loss of salary, the employee could resign and treat himself as constructively dismissed for an inadmissible reason, holds the EAT in Burgess v Bass Taverns Ltd.
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