In E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris and others  IRLR 696 EAT, the EAT held that the obligation to consult on collective redundancies was triggered when it was decided that a school would close unless pupil numbers increased - rather than when the final decision to close was made once the required increase had not occurred.
In Lyttle and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd  IRLR 577 ECJ, the ECJ held that the Collective Redundancies Directive must be interpreted as permitting national legislation that imposes an obligation of information and consultation only where at least 20 employees in a local employment unit are to be dismissed, rather than where an aggregate of 20 employees across the whole undertaking are to be dismissed.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a school's obligation to consult on collective redundancies arose when a provisional decision was made in February 2013 that the school would close unless the pupil intake number improved by April 2013.
In Usdaw and another v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation) and others  IRLR 577 ECJ, the ECJ gave its ruling on the meaning of "establishment" in the Collective Redundancies Directive.
John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
DLA Piper's latest case report examines the next steps in the recent Woolworths redundancy case at the ECJ, which examined the retail chain's failure to consult employees on their redundancies, and the implications of the decision for employers.
In this Spanish reference, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reiterated that national legislation that uses the "undertaking" and not the "establishment" as the sole reference unit in collective redundancy consultation triggers is contrary to the Collective Redundancies Directive.
In this Northern Irish reference, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that each of a retailer's store is capable of constituting an "establishment" for redundancy consultation purposes.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that, when deciding whether or not collective redundancy consultation obligations are triggered, the number of proposed redundancies should be measured in the entity to which the workers made redundant are assigned to carry out their duties, rather than across the whole organisation.
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