Thompson V London Central Bus Company Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0108_15_2007
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant was a bus driver. He'd been dismissed for giving his high visibility vest to someone else but won his internal appeal. Nonetheless, he lodged a claim that the action originally taken against him was victimisation because he was associated with a third party (a union) that had done a protected act.
The act in question was that some union members had complained about the employer breaching the GB Equality Act and that he had overheard this and relayed it to a manager, who then, the claimant alleged, associated him with the group of union members. The relationship between the claimant and those doing the protected act doesn't actually have to be all that close:
"The question was
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