Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal had to consider if, in sharing information from a manager's desk diary, a trade union rep had acted outside the scope of trade union activities for the purposes of the automatically unfair dismissal protection afforded by s.152 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
In Morris v Metrolink RATP DEV Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that a trade union representative who retained confidential information related to a restructuring exercise was unfairly dismissed.
Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for April 2018 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 17 July 2018.
In Unite the Union v Nailard, the Court of Appeal held that the union was liable for the acts of its lay officials because they were acting as its agents, but that the union was not liable for failures by its employed union officials to prevent discrimination by third-party lay officials.
The number of labour strikes reached an all-time low last year, along with the number of workers involved in disputes, according to new ONS figures.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
Updated to include information on Keeping Kids Company (in compulsory liquidation) v Smith and others, concerning the employer's duty to consult on collective redundancies.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, and to include information on Keeping Kids Company (in compulsory liquidation) v Smith and others, concerning the employer's duty to consult on collective redundancies.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective employee relations.