Back to guide index


Employment law guide

Industrial action

Official industrial action called by a Trade Union in accordance with a properly conducted ballot will be ‘protected’. An employee who takes part in industrial action (e.g. an overtime ban or a strike) that is ‘protected’ and is then dismissed will not only have a claim of unfair dismissal but will be found to have been automatically unfairly dismissed. The protection extends to the first 8 weeks of industrial action if during that time the employer takes such procedural steps as are reasonable for the purposes of resolving the dispute. If he does not then the remainder of the action is protected too.

Lawrite Lawshop

Get templates for contracts of employment, director service agreements and contractor agreements in the Lawrite Employment Law Documents package for employers in the UK.

Subscriptions to the Lawrite Employment Law Documents package start at £125 (1-10 employees licence). Or subscribe to the Employment Law Service to get unlimited telephone legal advice from lawyers, too.

Buy an annual subscription to the Lawrite Employment Law Documents package at the Lawrite Lawshop and download your templates immediately.