The Court of Appeal has held that an employer's failure to deal with antagonism towards a trade union member amounted to a detriment because of trade union activities.
In this week's podcast, we are once again joined by Marc Meryon, who provides more practical tips for employers on dealing with industrial disputes in the workplace including picketing and leafletting by striking workers and he also considers the future of industrial action in light of the new Trade Unions Bill.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we go back to the basics of industrial action with Marc Meryon, head of industrial relations at Eversheds.
In Massey v UNIFI  IRLR 902 CA, the Court of Appeal has increased the compensation awarded by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a case where a trade union unjustifiably disciplined one of its members.
In GMB v Hamm, the EAT held that it was "reasonably practicable" for a trade union member complaining of unlawful expulsion from his trade union to bring his claim within the statutory time period, and the claim should not, therefore, have been allowed to proceed.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to trade union members.