Mercer v Alternative Future Group Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 379
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Human Rights
Issues covered: Trade Unions; Detriment; Human Rights

The claimant, as a trade union representative, had been involved in organising a series of strikes.  During a strike period the claimant was suspended from work and disciplinary proceedings were brought against her.  The respondent suggested the claimant had twice abandoned her shift without permission and spoke to the press about strike action without any permission or authorisation.  The disciplinary action took its course, and the claimant was given a written warning.  The claimant subsequently brought proceedings under Section 146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 which relates to detriment suffered as a result of trade union membership

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This article is correct at 30/03/2022

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