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Trade union activities: Redundancy selection was on ground of union activities

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In Dundon v GPT Ltd, the EAT holds that it was automatically unfair to select a trade union official for redundancy because he was spending far too much time on his union duties. This constituted unfair selection by reason of participating in trade union activities, even though the employer had not been motivated by malice or a deliberate desire to be rid of a union activist. The EAT also overrules the industrial tribunal's assessment that the official was 75% to blame for his dismissal, and substitutes a figure of 33%.