Collective redundancies

Stephen SimpsonEditor's message: While your organisation should consult individually with employees who are at risk of redundancy, additional legal requirements kick in when you are making large groups of employees redundant.

Your organisation must consult collectively when proposing 20 or more redundancies within a period of 90 days "in one establishment".

If your organisation is under an obligation to consult collectively, the consultation must begin "in good time", and in any event:

  • where 100 or more redundancies are proposed at one establishment, at least 45 days before the first of the dismissals takes effect; and
  • where between 20 and 99 redundancies are proposed at one establishment, at least 30 days before the first of the dismissals takes effect.

Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor

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