v Denby (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – Refusal of Employment on the Ground of Trade Union Activities – Paul Wilson

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Paul Wilson has successfully defended an appeal in the EAT from a decision of the Leeds ET, in which he represented Mr Denby, an airline pilot, that acted unlawfully contrary to section 137 TULRCA 1992 in refusing him employment after he had been involved in the trade union BALPA’s campaign for recognition for collective bargaining purposes by the airline.  The decision affirms that it may be unlawful to refuse employment on the ground of previous trade union activities and establishes for the first time that it is necessary to read section 137 in this way in order to give effect to Article 11 ECHR.

The full decision can be found here.

Written by Paul Wilson