[(1)] An employee who is dismissed shall be regarded for the purposes of this Part as unfairly dismissed if the reason (or, if more than one, the principal reason) for the dismissal is that the employee, being—
(a) an employee representative for the purposes of Chapter II of Part IV of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (redundancies) or [regulations 9, 13 and 15 of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006], or
(b) a candidate in an election in which any person elected will, on being elected, be such an employee representative,
performed (or proposed to perform) any functions or activities as such an employee representative or candidate.
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