Benavides v Britannia Services Group Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCase Number: 2208186/2016
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Collective and Trade Union Issues
The Respondent is a contract cleaning company which specialises in retail clients. The claimant was an employee of the respondent and worked at Topshop’s main store in Oxford Street, London.
In 2016, the claimant helped organise a 200-person protest outside the store, demanding better rates of pay. She was later dismissed. The respondent denied that the claimant was dismissed because of her trade union membership or any legitimate trade union acts. Instead, it claimed she was dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct relating to her activities on social media and for breaching the company’s social media policy.
While the respondent argued that ‘large scale public direct-action protests’ cannot
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.