Automatic unfair dismissal: Understand employees’ protection from dismissal for health and safety reasons

A supervisor’s recent EAT win has highlighted the extent of the protections available to employees who have health and safety duties, explains Annabel Mackay Provided that employees act within their mandate and do not carry out their activities in a malicious or extraneous manner, they will enjoy protection from dismissal. The recent case of Sinclair …
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Cases Referenced

  • Goodwin v Cabletel UK Ltd [1997] UKEAT/95/96/2407
  • Masiak v City Restaurants (UK) Ltd [1998] UKEAT/683/97/2906
  • Oudahar v Esporta Group Ltd [2011] UKEAT/0566/10/2206
  • Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd [2021] ET 1803829/2020
  • Shillito v Van Leer (UK) Ltd [1996] UKEAT/271/96/2511
  • Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd [2021] UKEAT/0129/20/OO