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UNISON HAILS 'IMPORTANT' BRENT CASE

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Brent LBC has agreed to pay a former employee£35,000 after he took them to an industrial tribunal for unfair dismi...
Brent LBC has agreed to pay a former employee £35,000 after he took them to an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal.

Paul Halsall, dismissed from his job as a social worker in October 1994, claimed he had been victimised because of his trades union activities.

According to a Unison spokesperson, evidence was produced at the tribunal showing that his line manager had indicated he wanted to remove him for being a union activist.

The council, however, made no admission for liability and said it only decided to settle for commercial reasons.

Unison general secretary Alan Jinkinson said: 'This is a very important settlement. Unison will not tolerate employers victimising or dismissing officials for legitimate union activities.'
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