General Municipal and Boilmakers Union v Henderson/Henderson v GMB  EAT
Discrimination on grounds of ‘left wing social democratic beliefs’
The EAT in GMB v Henderson/ Henderson v GMB has overturned a tribunal decision that Mr Henderson had suffered unlawful direct discrimination and harassment on the basis of his ‘left wing social democratic beliefs’. Mr Henderson was a regional organiser for the GMB whose job included undertaking political work as part of the region’s political efforts on behalf of the Labour Party. He was suspended in connection with a number of matters including challenging the authority of line management and the regional secretary and making serious allegations of collusion between the GMB and the Labour party in respect of suspension from the Labour party.