Employment Cases Update

Coats v Strathclyde Fire Board UKEATS/0022/09/BI

Date published: 22/01/2010

Appeal, on perversity grounds, against decision that a trade union representative had suffered detriment for not being allowed to take time off for health and safety tasks. Appeal dismissed.

Firefighter, who was also trade union health and safety representative, claimed that, having made a protected disclosure, he had suffered a detriment (section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996) and been refused permission as a health and safety representative to take time off for the performance of health and safety functions.  Claim dismissed.  Perversity appeal not upheld.

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