FW Farnsworth Ltd v McCoid [1998] IRLR 362 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Trade union activities: Derecognition of shop steward challengeable as "action short of dismissal"

    Date:
    1 August 1998

    Removal of a shop steward's accreditation under a recognition agreement was action short of dismissal taken against him "as an individual", according to the EAT in F W Farnsworth Ltd v McCoid, thereby allowing him to claim that the action was taken for the purpose of preventing or deterring him from taking part in trade union activities or penalising him for doing so.