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  • Date:
    8 March 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    EAT ruling on extent of redundancy consultation obligations

    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.

  • Date:
    23 February 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Pregnant workers can be included in collective redundancies, holds ECJ

    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.

  • Date:
    10 November 2017
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Handling redundancies where maternity rights apply

    Special guest Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, joins us to discuss the rights that apply to pregnant employees and those on maternity leave in a redundancy situation, including the practical steps employers can take to avoid falling foul of the law.

  • Date:
    21 September 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies do not always permit dismissal of pregnant workers, says Advocate General

    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.

  • Date:
    14 August 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How to navigate the outplacement journey

    Outplacement used to be a service offered by employers to smooth the exit of key employees from the business. But now many organisations are using it in a more strategic way to ensure they develop the right talent and that employees emerge stronger from major changes.

  • Date:
    2 August 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Court of Appeal rules on impact of human rights law on collective consultation rights

    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.

  • Date:
    1 July 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    22 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    "Insensitive" redundancy consultation can make dismissal unfair, suggests EAT

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment tribunal failed to consider whether or not the "perfunctory" and "insensitive" nature of a long-serving employee's redundancy consultation made his dismissal unfair.

  • Date:
    5 May 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: Termination by employee after significant changes to essential terms is "redundancy"

    In Pujante Rivera v Gestora Clubs Dir, SL and another [2016] IRLR 51 ECJ, the ECJ held that, where an employee resigns in response to the employer making unilateral changes to essential terms in the employment contract for reasons not related to the employee concerned, this will amount to a "redundancy" within the meaning of art.1(1)(a)(i) of the Collective Redundancies Directive (98/59/EC).

  • Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.