Notify the Secretary of State of collective redundancy proposals

Key points

  • Employers that are proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less are required to notify the Secretary of State of their collective redundancy proposals in writing.
  • The employer must give the notification before serving notice to terminate employees' contracts and within a specified time frame, which depends on how many employees are to be dismissed.
  • Failure to notify the Secretary of State of its collective redundancy proposals will render the employer liable to a criminal conviction, which attracts a fine.

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