Consequences of the employee taking industrial action | HR and employment law | EEF

The position of the employee taking industrial action

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Industrial action has important legal consequences for the individuals who take part in it as well as for the union that organises it. In most cases, it is unfair to dismiss a striking employee but employees may in certain limited circumstances lose their protection from being unfairly dismissed. If you are considering this course of action you should contact us for advice.

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