Industrial action: EAT muddies the waters on protections for employees who go on strike

A recent ruling has highlighted the need to reform the UK’s patchwork of trade union legislation, writes Fraser Younson The EAT’s decision seems to proceed on the basis that the right to take industrial action is absolute and does not need to be balanced against the ‘rights and freedoms of others’. The recent decision by …
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Cases Referenced

  • Drew v St Edmundsbury Borough Council [1980] ICR 513
  • Mercer v Alternative Future Group Ltd & anor [2021] UKEAT/0196/20/JOJ