What information must the employer disclose prior to redundancy consultations?

For the purposes of collective redundancy consultation, under s.188(4) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the employer must disclose to the employee representatives in writing:

  • the reasons for the proposed redundancies;
  • the numbers and descriptions of employees it proposes to make redundant;
  • the total number of employees of those descriptions employed at the establishment in question;
  • the proposed method of selecting those who may be dismissed;
  • the proposed method of carrying out the dismissals, including the period over which the dismissals are to take effect;
  • the proposed method of calculating any redundancy payments;
  • the number of agency workers working temporarily for, and under the supervision and direction of, the employer;
  • the parts of the employer's business in which the agency workers work; and
  • the type of work that the agency workers carry out.