Carry out collective consultation in relation to a proposed change to employment contracts

Key points

  • The statutory duty to carry out collective redundancy consultation can apply if an employer proposes to dismiss and re-engage employees to implement a change to their employment contracts.
  • The employer should ensure that it complies with the statutory requirements regarding when the consultation must start, which vary depending on the number of affected employees.
  • Collective consultation should cover, for example, discussion of the reasons for the change to the contracts and any alternatives to dismissal and re-engagement.

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