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Case of the week: Collective redundancy consultation

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    Shanahan Engineering v Unite the Union EAT/0411/09 (3 other reports)

    • Redundancy: Customer request did not justify failure to consult

      14 June 2010

      In Shanahan Engineering v Unite the Union EAT/0411/09, the EAT held that an employment tribunal was right to find that, in relation to collective redundancy consultation, although a customer's instruction amounted to "special circumstances", absolving the employer of the need to start consultation 30 days in advance of the first redundancy, it did not absolve it of all obligations to consult. However, the tribunal should have taken into account the special circumstances of the case in setting the level of the protective award.

    • Shanahan Engineering Ltd v UNITE the Union

      15 March 2010

      The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, even where “special circumstances” existed in a collective redundancy situation, the employer was not totally relieved from its obligations to consult with the affected employees. However, the EAT allowed part of the appeal by remitting the matter of the protective award back to the tribunal.

    • Case round-up

      1 March 2010

      Susannah Jarvis (associate) and Kate Williams (professional support lawyer), Addleshaw Goddard, analyse important recent rulings.

This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers collective redundancy consultation.

Shanahan Engineering v Unite the union EAT/0411/09


In 2007, Shanahan Engineering (Shanahan) won a contract for work on a power station being constructed by Alstom.