Blacklisting for union membership or activities is prohibited

Implementation date: 2 March 2010

The blacklisting of workers from employment as a result of their union membership or activities is prevented. The Regulations give rights to persons to complain to the employment tribunal in certain circumstances, including where they have been refused employment, subjected to a detriment, or unfairly dismissed for a reason relating to a blacklist. Where a complaint is being pursued before an employment tribunal, that person may apply to the court for damages and for an order restraining or preventing the compilation, use, sale or supply of the blacklist in question. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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