Byrne v Castrol (UK) Ltd EAT/429/96

Reports relating to this case:

  • Redundancy: Fair redundancy selection based on absence records

    Date:
    1 May 1997

    In deciding the fairness of a redundancy selection criterion based on employees' absence records, an industrial tribunal may consider whether the employer took account of the reasons for a particular employee's absence only as one of the factors to be considered in the circumstances of the case, and not as the conclusive factor, the EAT holds in Byrne v Castrol (UK) Ltd.