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Protection against dismissal for trade union activities not lost by limited use of a leaked document (Morris v Metrolink Ratpdev)

Protection against dismissal for trade union activities not lost by limited use of a leaked document (Morris v Metrolink Ratpdev)
Published on: 21 June 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Protection against dismissal for trade union activities not lost by limited use of a leaked document (Morris v Metrolink Ratpdev)
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  • Decision of the employment tribunal
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  • What did the Court of Appeal decide?
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Article summary

A trade union representative who stored and then subsequently shared — in the course of representing his members’ interests in a restructuring exercise — unlawfully obtained confidential information, which had been provided to him by a trade union member, remained entitled to the protection of the Trade Union Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 1992), s 152, which makes dismissal for trade union activities automatically unfair, according to the Court of Appeal. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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