University of Stirling v University and College Union  IRLR 266 EAT
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Redundancy: Dismissals because of expiry of fixed-term contracts did not trigger collective redundancy consultation obligations
- 21 August 2012
In University of Stirling v University and College Union  IRLR 266 EAT, the EAT held that dismissals because of the expiry of fixed-term contracts were for a reason related to the employees concerned. Accordingly, they were not redundancy dismissals within the meaning of s.195 of TULR(C)A, and did not trigger the statutory duty on the employer to consult in respect of collective redundancies.
EAT holds dismissals on normal expiry of fixed-term contracts do not count for collective redundancy
- 23 February 2012
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where a dismissal is because of the normal expiry of a fixed-term contract, the dismissal does not count for the purposes of collective redundancy consultation, because one of the reasons for dismissal will be "related to the individual concerned".