Alleged trade union prejudice led to successful claim for automatic unfair dismissal
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that an employee was automatically unfairly dismissed due to his trade union activities despite the fact that neither the manager conducting the disciplinary hearing, nor the manager who dismissed the appeal, were motivated by prejudice against the employee because of his union activities.
The employee, Mr Singh, was a gas engineer for Cadent Gas Limited with 29 years' unblemished service. He was involved with the trade union as a health and safety representative. He was called out to a gas leak in the early hours of the morning, and responded despite the fact he was over his contracted hours, hadn't eaten since the previous morning, and had only had two hours' sleep. He stopped on route to get something to eat and arrived at the call out one minute after the required response time.
Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy Reforms, what you need to know…
The Government is committed to delivering 300,000 new homes a year by the mid 2020s. In order to make this goal a reality the Government implemented reforms, as of 01 September 2019, to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 agreements.
In short it is hoped that these reforms will mean communities can see how ‘developer cash’ benefits them, speed up payments to councils and help building works start more quickly.