R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Unison and others [1996] IRLR 438 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Qualifying period upheld

    Date:
    1 September 1996

    In R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Unison, GMB and NASUWT (15 May 1996) EOR69B, the Divisional Court holds that the two-year qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal complaint did not have an adverse impact upon women as at the autumn of 1994.

  • Judicial review: Challenge to Consultation Regulations fails

    Date:
    1 July 1996

    In R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Unison and others, the High Court holds that the Secretary of State acted lawfully in making the Regulations that removed the obligation on employers to consult representatives of recognised trade unions when proposing to make even a single employee redundant.