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Trade union membership: Alternative employment relevant in trade union dismissal case

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    Driver v Cleveland Structural Engineering Co Ltd [1994] IRLR 636 EAT (0 other reports)

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.

Mr Driver was employed as a steel erector by Cleveland Structural Engineering Co Ltd, and was a trade union shop steward.