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Protection against dismissal for trade union activities does not cover the use of unlawfully obtained documents (News, 25 January 2017)

Protection against dismissal for trade union activities does not cover the use of unlawfully obtained documents (News, 25 January 2017)
Published on: 25 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Protection against dismissal for trade union activities does not cover the use of unlawfully obtained documents (News, 25 January 2017)
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  • Relevant law
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  • Judgment of the EAT

Article summary

As a matter of principle, dismissal for the retention of unlawfully obtained information for trade union activities in general does not enjoy the protection of the Trade Union Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, s 152, which makes dismissal for trade union activities automatically unfair. EAT: Metrolink Ratpdev Ltd v Morris. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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