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Massey v Amicus - Unjustifiable discipline by trade union [2006] EAT

The EAT has awarded a Mrs Massey £17,000 compensation for two acts of unjustifiable discipline by UNIFI union (now absorbed into Amicus) against her, made up as to £7,500 for injury to feelings (the lower end of the Vento middle band) plus £12,500 general damages for personal injury, less 15% for contributory conduct.

Mrs Massey had been unlawfully subjected to pressure by the union, had been debarred for 2 years from holding Union office and had suffered a stroke as a result.

The EAT refused any award for aggravated damages.

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