The Advocate General has taken the view that, when deciding whether or not collective redundancy consultation obligations are triggered, the number of proposed redundancies should be measured in the "local employment unit" to which the potentially redundant employees are assigned to carry out their duties, rather than the whole organisation.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) tackled the thorny issue of applying sickness absence criteria in redundancy selection to disabled employees at risk of redundancy.
Krishna Santra, Linda Quinn and Colin Makin are senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer and Ed Gregory, Rosie Kight and Joanne Magill are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Use this redundancy workflow to carry out an election of employee representatives for collective redundancy consultation purposes.
Use this redundancy consultation workflow where a business or workplace is closing, or there is a diminished need for employees to carry out work of a particular kind.
David Malamatenios is a partner, Linda Quinn and Krishna Santra senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In Devon Primary Care Trust v Readman  IRLR 878 CA, the Court of Appeal affirmed that the reasonableness of a redundant employee's refusal of suitable alternative employment must be assessed subjectively.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy.