In this case, the employer plotted to dismiss an employee on "trumped up" charges, but he was vindicated by an employment tribunal that saw through the employer's sham disciplinary process.
A union official who spent 50% of his working time on trade union activities was not selected for redundancy on trade union grounds, holds the Court of Appeal in O'Dea v ISC Chemicals Ltd.
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.
In determining whether an employee, whom the employer claimed was dismissed for redundancy, was in fact dismissed because of his trade union activities, it was relevant for the industrial tribunal to consider why he was not offered alternative employment when other redundant employees were selected for redeployment, holds the EAT in Driver v Cleveland Structural Engineering Co Ltd.
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