- When an employee is designated for health and safety purposes (Castano v London General Transport Services)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: For an employee to have been ‘designated’ by their employer to carry out health and safety activities under sections 44 and 100 of the ERA 1996, they must have been selected by the employer to carry out specific activities in connection with preventing or reducing risks to health and safety at work, over and above their ordinary job duties, according to the EAT.
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