Mercer v Alternative Future Group Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Human Rights
The claimant was the workplace representative for her trade union. As part of that role, she was involved in organising strikes. She was subsequently suspended from work and faced disciplinary action.
The argument by the claimant was that she was subjected to a detriment as a result of trade union activities. Section 146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 [the GB equivalent of A.73 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 in NI] seeks to protect workers against detriment in relation to participation in trade union membership and activities.
The ET held that Section 146 worked in a way to protect workers against detriment
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