"No employer has the right to dictate to his employees how they should vote or the political opinions they should adopt. "
He hasn't told them how to vote or what opinions they should hold. He has told them to put out promotional materials.
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 2:29pm GMT
Assuming these statements are true I regard Tim Martin's actions as a breach of privilege resulting in bullying of his staff. No employer has the right to dictate to his employees how they should vote or the political opinions they should adopt. Every citizen within a free country - and the United Kingdom is still a free country - has the right to his or her own political opinions even though they may be the direct opposite of those expressed by their employer. I suggest that the actions adopted by the management of Wetherspoons in regarding such views as a disciplinary matter and in breach of contract is a breach of the laws against discrimination in the workplace.
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 1:15pm GMT
The staff are paid to do what is requested and act in the interest of the business