In Darnton v Bournemouth University  IRLR 294 EAT, the EAT held that the employer's error regarding the deadline for negotiation of an information and consultation agreement did not amount to a reasonable excuse for its failure to comply with the information and consultation Regulations. It awarded a penalty of £10,000.
Joe Glavina of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.
Practical guidance on holding an election for employee representatives (non-union), for example for the purposes of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, setting up a negotiation body for a European Works Council, negotiating a workforce agreement or consulting on health and safety.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to non-union employee representation.