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Additional information on the law on health and safety consultation, first aid, insurance, reporting and safety signs for local authority employers, including Green Book provisions. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on consultation, first aid, insurance, reporting and safety signs
In Yewdall v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal had been correct to dismiss the employee's claim that he had been subjected to a detriment for engaging in trade union activities under s.146 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 ("TULR(C)A"), as he had not been taking part in trade union activities at the relevant time.
In Rama v South West Trains, the High Court confirms that the test to determine safety representatives' entitlement to paid leave to attend health and safety training is not limited to training that is necessary to enable representatives to fulfil their functions.
Where a safety representative claims that he or she was subjected to a detriment for performing functions as an acknowledged health and safety representative, it is no defence for the employer to argue that the representative intended to embarrass the company in front of the external safety authorities or performed those functions in an unreasonable way unacceptable to the employer, holds the EAT in Shillito v Van Leer (UK) Ltd.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to safety representatives and safety committees.