Employment law cases

Shillito v Van Leer (UK) Ltd [1997] IRLR 495 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Health and safety: Safety representative intended to embarrass employer

    15 October 1997

    Where a safety representative claims that he or she was subjected to a detriment for performing functions as an acknowledged health and safety representative, it is no defence for the employer to argue that the representative intended to embarrass the company in front of the external safety authorities or performed those functions in an unreasonable way unacceptable to the employer, holds the EAT in Shillito v Van Leer (UK) Ltd.