Definition of redundancy

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  • Redundancy rights

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Collective redundancies: Termination by employee after significant changes to essential terms is "redundancy"

    Date:
    5 May 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Pujante Rivera v Gestora Clubs Dir, SL and another [2016] IRLR 51 ECJ, the ECJ held that, where an employee resigns in response to the employer making unilateral changes to essential terms in the employment contract for reasons not related to the employee concerned, this will amount to a "redundancy" within the meaning of art.1(1)(a)(i) of the Collective Redundancies Directive (98/59/EC).

  • ECJ rules on calculation of numerical thresholds under the Collective Redundancies Directive

    Date:
    26 November 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has directed that a constructive dismissal resulting from the employer unilaterally reducing the employee's pay must be treated as a redundancy for the purposes of calculating when an employer's information and consultation obligations apply under the Collective Redundancies Directive.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    James Buckley, Iain Naylor, Chris McAvoy and Lucy Sorell are associates and Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • 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.

  • Normal expiry of fixed-term contract does not count for collective redundancy consultation

    Date:
    23 January 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Session has held that a dismissal that results from the expiry of a fixed-term contract does not automatically count towards the threshold for triggering collective redundancy consultation obligations.

  • Webinar: Redundancy

    Date:
    30 October 2013
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Employment lawyer and XpertHR contributing author Laurie Anstis takes employers through the basics of a fair redundancy procedure.

  • Redundancy: Dismissal was by reason of redundancy where headcount was not reduced

    Date:
    20 November 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Packman t/a Packman Lucas Associates v Fauchon [2012] IRLR 721 EAT, the EAT held that a dismissal will be by reason of redundancy where it is caused by an employer's need for employees to do less work of a particular kind, even if there is no change in the number of employees required.

  • Redundancy: Dismissals because of expiry of fixed-term contracts did not trigger collective redundancy consultation obligations

    Date:
    21 August 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In University of Stirling v University and College Union [2012] IRLR 266 EAT, the EAT held that dismissals because of the expiry of fixed-term contracts were for a reason related to the employees concerned. Accordingly, they were not redundancy dismissals within the meaning of s.195 of TULR(C)A, and did not trigger the statutory duty on the employer to consult in respect of collective redundancies.

  • EAT suggests that diminution in work alone does not create a redundancy situation

    Date:
    25 July 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In holding that an employer did not fundamentally breach an employee's contract by failing to make her redundant, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has suggested that a redundancy situation will not arise where there is only a diminution in an employer's need for particular work to be carried out, rather than a reduction in the number of employees required to do that work. 

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