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Amicus v Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Amicus v Macmillan Publishers Ltd [2007] IRLR 885 EAT (2 other reports)

    • Information and consultation: Penalty imposed for serious breach

      Date:
      15 October 2007

      Where the Central Arbitration Committee has found an employer to be in breach of certain obligations under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, the EAT may order the employer to pay a financial penalty to the secretary of state. In the first case to arise on this point, Amicus v MacMillan Publishers Ltd EAT/0185/07, the EAT ordered the employer to pay £55,000 in respect of a "very grave" breach.

    • Case round-up

      Date:
      1 September 2007

      Judith Harris, professional support lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, outlines the latest legal rulings.

information and consultation | penalty for failure to inform and consult

In Amicus v Macmillan Publishers Ltd EAT/0185/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued the first penalty to an employer for failing to comply with the Information and Consultation of Employee Regulations 2004.

The Information and Consultation of Employee Regulations 2004 require that, if an employer receives a valid request from its employees, it must hold a ballot to elect the relevant number of information and consultation representatives.