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Case of the week: Failure to inform and consult on redundancies while insolvent

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    AEI Cables Ltd v GMB and others EAT/0375/12 (0 other reports)

In DLA Piper's case of the week, AEI Cables Ltd v GMB and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employment tribunal, when setting a protective award for failure to inform and consult on redundancies, should have taken account of the period during which the company was insolvent.

Facts

AEI Cables Ltd (AEI), a manufacturer of copper wiring and cable, ran into financial difficulty due to the steep increase in copper from September 2010 to February 2011.