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Redundancy: Redundancy selection may exclude safety representative duties

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    Smiths Industries Aerospace and Defence Systems v Rawlings [1996] IRLR 656 EAT (0 other reports)

The special statutory protection against dismissal afforded to trade-union-appointed safety representatives is, in the context of a redundancy selection exercise, "neutral", holds the EAT in Smiths Industries Aerospace and Defence Systems v Rawlings [1996] IRLR 656. That protection applies only where it can be shown that redundancy assessors were biased in applying work-related selection criteria because of his or her activities as a safety representative.