Redundancy

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  • Can an "insensitive" redundancy consultation lead to unfair dismissal?

    Date:
    22 November 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Can a cold, unsympathetic approach to consulting with an employee on his or her potential redundancy ultimately result in an unfair dismissal? That was the quandary for the EAT in Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Ltd.

  • "Insensitive" redundancy consultation can make dismissal unfair, suggests EAT

    Date:
    22 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment tribunal failed to consider whether or not the "perfunctory" and "insensitive" nature of a long-serving employee's redundancy consultation made his dismissal unfair.

  • Unfair dismissal

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Khan v Stripestar Ltd, in which the EAT considered the extent to which a defective disciplinary process can be cured through an appeal; and Grayson v Paycare concerning the correct approach to a Polkey reduction.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    Victoria Bell is managing associate and Gerri Hurst, Carly Mather and Andrew Nealey are associates and Eleanor Cittern is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner and Colin Makin, Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    Victoria Bell is a managing associate and Chris McAvoy, Poppy Fildes, Rosie Kight and Helen Samuel are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • "Yoda" nickname among evidence of age bias against older worker made redundant

    Date:
    16 January 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    The employment tribunal held that the employer discriminated against the claimant on the ground of age by making him redundant because he was close to retirement. The tribunal drew an inference of age bias against the claimant from workplace banter related to age, including colleagues nicknaming him "Yoda".

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Carly Mather, Lydia Newman and Amy Ross-Sercombe are associates and Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Potentially fair reasons for dismissal

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table summarising the potentially fair reasons for dismissal.

  • Restriction of redundancy pool to one employee must fall within "range of reasonable responses"

    Date:
    28 August 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where the employer put an employee into a redundancy "pool of one" and did not consider the possibility of putting a wider pool of employees at risk of redundancy, the employment tribunal did not properly consider whether or not restricting the pool to one fell within the "range of reasonable responses". 

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals where the reason for the dismissal is that the employee was redundant.