Carolyn D’Souza of 12KBW secures settlement for Claimant in high profile whistleblowing and trade union activities case against Unite the Union.

Carolyn D’Souza represented Martyn Reuby, a long-time union activist and union education tutor, in his claim against the Union for unlawful dismissal on grounds that he had complained about the Union’s alleged use of zero hours contracts in relation to tutors and the mischaracterisation of tutors as self-employed contractors. Following a successful preliminary hearing in 2015 on employment status at which the Employment Tribunal ruled that Mr. Reuby was an employee and not a self-employed contractor, this further hearing was to determine the validity of the Claimant’s case that his complaint amounted to a protected disclosure and/or trade union activities. The case settled on Day 2 of the hearing.

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