Redundancy: Conduct an election for employee representatives for collective redundancy consultation

When to use this workflow

Use this workflow to carry out an election of employee representatives for collective redundancy consultation purposes in accordance with the requirements of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, where there is no independent trade union recognised in respect of the affected employees.

The workflow should be used where the employer is required to consult collectively because it is proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a 90-day period.

Because "redundancy" for the purposes of the duty to consult collectively covers dismissal for any reason not related to the individual, it includes the situation where the employer is proposing to dismiss (and offer re-engagement to) employees who do not agree to a proposed change to their terms and conditions.

This workflow is an example of a legally compliant process. Where your organisation's own procedures go beyond the procedure set out in this workflow, you should follow these.

Workflow authors: Produced by the XpertHR editorial team with the assistance of Andrew Peters.

Key Steps

  • Decide number of representatives and constituencies
  • Decide voting process and mechanics of election
  • Hold election and count votes
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