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
contractor Amey Lafarge
said it took its health and safety requirements very seriously and has a strict
policy on workers wearing personal protective equipment.
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.
were photographed by a health and safety officer working at the side of a road
and were sacked for gross misconduct.
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.