In Keeping Kids Company (in compulsory liquidation) v Smith and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that events occurring after redundancy proposals did not excuse a charity's obligation to consult collectively, but could potentially be relied on to reduce the amount of the protective award.
In Guisado v Bankia SA and others, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that there is nothing in EU law to prevent a pregnant worker from being included in collective redundancies.
In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer offered unlawful inducements when it attempted to bypass collective bargaining with a trade union by making pay offers directly to its members.
In Hartley and others v King Edward VI College  IRLR 763 SC, the Supreme Court held that, when deducting pay from employees' wages in respect of their participation in strike action on the relevant days, the appropriate daily rate of deduction was one-365th of the employees' annual salary, rather than one-260th as had been applied by the employer.
This article looks at the structure of nationally and locally negotiated conditions of service in local authorities.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the practicalities of informing and consulting with transferring employees on a TUPE transfer.
In this Spanish case, the Advocate General has suggested that a collective redundancy does not always qualify as an "exceptional case" permitting the dismissal of a pregnant worker.
The Court of Appeal has held that the legislative provision that excludes park police constables from enjoying collective consultation rights is in breach of their, and their union's, art.11 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Supreme Court has held that the pay of teachers must be deducted at a daily rate of 1/365th of their annual salary, rather than 1/260th, for a one-day strike.
Updated to include information on Lidl Ltd v Central Arbitration Committee and another, in which the Court of Appeal considered the appropriate bargaining unit for statutory recognition.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective employee relations.