TITLE

The Drivers' Rights

PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is the contention of this article that many hauliers in Great Britain are not aware that employees could win substantial pay awards if they are dismissed for expressing a concern over health and safety, even if that employee has only been with a company a matter of months. According to the Barker Gotelle Solicitors, hauliers need to consider the implications of sacking a driver for complaining about driving hours, overloading, load safety or vehicle defects. Otherwise they could be liable to pay a compensatory award to the driver of up to 50,000 pounds plus a basic award of up to 6,900 pounds. Perhaps surprising to many hauliers is the fact that the driver does not need to have been with the company for any set time, such as the one year's service normally required before an employee can claim unfair dismissal.
ACCESSION #
11646576

 

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