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.
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.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
Good practice guidance discussing informing and consulting during a collective redundancy process, including how employers and employees can exchange views and ideas, issue and receive instructions, discuss problems and consider developments.
Practical guidance on how to consult on an individual basis during a redundancy exercise, including the "Compair Maxam" principles for fair redundancy dismissals; consulting absent employees; and alternative employment.
Line manager briefing looking at redundancy exercises involving fewer than 20 employees, including individual redundancy consultation, the selection process, suitable alternative employment and redundancy pay.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to individual redundancies.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to individual redundancy consultation.