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Claiming if Treated Differently at Work Because of Trade Union Activities

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Have you been discriminated against because of your trade union activities?

It is unlawful for a worker to be treated badly

  1. to prevent or deter him/her from joining a union
  2. to penalise him/her for joining a union
  3. to compel him/her to join a union
  4. to prevent or deter him/her from taking part in union activities
  5. to penalise him/her for taking part in union activities
  6. to prevent or deter him/her from making use of union services (eg the right to be accompanied at disciplinary or grievance meetings)
  7. to penalise him/her for making use of union services (eg the right to be accompanied at disciplinary or grievance meetings)
  8. because he/she hasn’t accepted an inducement not to join a union, join a particular union, take part in union activities, make use of union services, or be part of collective bargaining

It is also unlawful to dismiss an employee because he/she

  1. was a union member or proposed joining a union
  2. was not a member of a particular union
  3. took part in or proposed taking part in union activities
  4. made use of union services (eg the right to be accompanied at disciplinary or grievance meetings)
  5. hasn’t accepted an inducement not to join a union, join a particular union, take part in union activities, make use of union services, or be part of collective bargaining

Our team can help you bring a grievance to complain about trade union discrimination, help with disciplinary proceedings brought because you are a trade union member and help you bring an Employment Tribunal claim for trade union discrimination.

A claim must be brought within 3 months of the discrimination occurring so if you feel you have been the victim of trade union discrimination then please do not hesitate in seeking confidential advice from our experienced team of solicitors today. 

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