Labour & European Law Review
03 June 1998
The giant American food producer, Campbells, has ended up in the soup after an Industrial Tribunal ruled they failed to properly consult the GMB and AEEU when the company decided to close a factory in Maryport, Cumbria.
Under present legislation, the gateway to most rights at work is employee status: if you are not an employee, you do not qualify.
Working out compensation for unfair dismissal is fraught with difficulties. A recent case highlights the issues and resolves at least one of the problems.
This Act had its genesis in the then Conservative Government's Green Paper of December 1994 'Resolving employment rights disputes: options for reform'.
Workers have access to a great deal of information which it may be in the public interest to disclose. They are often the first to know if something is seriously wrong in their organisation.
There is an apparent contradiction in the wording of the Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) Regulations when it comes to dismissals.