Updated to include the Supreme Court decision on collective redundancy consultation in United States of America v Nolan.
A Northern Ireland tribunal has awarded protective awards of 90 days' pay to former City Link employees over the company's failure to consult on their redundancies.
The Supreme Court has held that the US Government had collective redundancy consultation obligations towards civilian workers during the closure of a US army base in the UK.
In E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris and others  IRLR 696 EAT, the EAT held that the obligation to consult on collective redundancies was triggered when it was decided that a school would close unless pupil numbers increased - rather than when the final decision to close was made once the required increase had not occurred.
Definition of the "relevant date of redundancy" from the XpertHR glossary.
In Lyttle and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd  IRLR 577 ECJ, the ECJ held that the Collective Redundancies Directive must be interpreted as permitting national legislation that imposes an obligation of information and consultation only where at least 20 employees in a local employment unit are to be dismissed, rather than where an aggregate of 20 employees across the whole undertaking are to be dismissed.
In finding that an older project manager was chosen for redundancy because of his age, this employment tribunal highlighted evidence of comments from the managing director that it was time for him to retire.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss the findings of XpertHR's most recent survey on redundancy.
A model letter to send to an employee on shared parental leave whose job has been identified as redundant, as soon as a suitable alternative vacancy is available.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy.