An Overview of Unlawful Inducements

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 7 October 2019
Judy Hamilton
McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors
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Our new feature ‘MTB Industrial Law Updates’ is brought to you by the Employment Team at McCartin Turkington Breen Solicitors.  In this article, Judy Hamilton, Solicitor in the Employment Team discusses the recent case of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and Others [2019] regarding the issue of unlawful inducements to union members. 

Rights of Union Members -v- The Employer

There are a number of protections afforded to employees who are members of a trade union under the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (ERO 1996). The main protections are set out here.

Inducements Relating to Union Membership or Activities


An unlawful inducement is where an employer makes an offer to its

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This article is correct at 07/10/2019

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Judy Hamilton
McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors

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