The Government consults on new proposals to reform the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
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.
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.
A Court of Appeal decision "makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace", Unison claims.
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.
Updated to include information on continuity of service for NHS employees in relation to statutory redundancy payments.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
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.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
In Pujante Rivera v Gestora Clubs Dir, SL and another  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).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy.