National Union of Teachers v Avon County Council [1978] IRLR 55 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Redundancy: Consultation with trade union must begin before individual notices are issued

    Date:
    22 February 1978

    In order to comply with the requirements of s.99 of the Employment Protection Act, an employer must begin the process of consulting with recognised unions in advance of redundancies prior to giving individual notices of dismissal. This is the important ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of National Union of Teachers v Avon County Council.