David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss the findings of XpertHR's most recent survey on redundancy.
The second part of XpertHR research into redundancy explores how employers manage the process, including what selection criteria is used and what compensation is paid to those who are made redundant, as well as any alternative measures employers use to avoid redundancy.
A model letter to notify appropriate representatives that, as a result of voluntary redundancies, no compulsory redundancies are necessary.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that age-related differences between the claimant and his or her comparator should not be taken into account when deciding whether or not the claimant suffered less favourable treatment because of his or her age.
A model letter to confirm to an employee the terms applicable to the termination of employment following the acceptance of his or her application for voluntary redundancy.
A model letter to confirm to an employee that his or her employment is to terminate because of voluntary redundancy.
A model contract clause to provide a contractual agreement setting out the terms applicable to the termination of an employee's employment following the acceptance of his or her application for voluntary redundancy.
A model letter to invite individual employees who have been accepted for voluntary redundancy to a meeting to discuss the circumstances and terms of the termination of their employment.
In Lockwood v Department for Work and Pensions and another EAT/0094/12, the EAT held that a voluntary redundancy scheme providing higher severance payments to older workers did not amount to unlawful direct age discrimination because the differential treatment was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim of a public interest nature.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to voluntary redundancies.