Road crew to challenge sackings for discarding safety equipment

Three
road workers are to take their employer to a tribunal for unfair dismissal
after they were sacked for taking off safety gear on a hot day, reports BBC
News Online.

Hertfordshire
contractor Amey Lafarge
said it took its health and safety requirements very seriously and has a strict
policy on workers wearing personal protective equipment.

But
the men claim it is "health and safety gone mad" on a hot day. It was
27 degrees C as the men worked, so they took off their hard hats and jackets.

They
were photographed by a health and safety officer working at the side of a road
and were sacked for gross misconduct.

Ian
Paterson, one of the workers, said it they did not have a chance to offer their
side of the story before losing their jobs and questioned whether it was a sackable offence.

By Mike Berry

 

 

 

 

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