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  • Date:
    29 August 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: Employer company liable for post-liquidation protective award

    In Haine and another v Day [2008] IRLR 642, the Court of Appeal held that a protective award made after the employer company went into liquidation in respect of its failure to consult before making collective redundancies was a provable, and therefore potentially recoverable, debt.

  • Date:
    10 July 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Haine and another v Day

    The Court of Appeal has held that a protective award for an insolvent company's failure to consult on redundancies should have been paid out of the company's assets by the liquidator and not by the Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

  • Date:
    11 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Work of a particular kind

    In Martland and others v Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd; Sculley and others v Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd EAT/0220/07 & EAT/0221/07, the EAT upheld the tribunal's finding that significant and adverse changes to employees' terms and conditions did not amount, on the facts, to a cessation or diminution of the employer's requirement for employees to "carry out work of a particular kind", so as to give rise to redundancy dismissals.

  • Date:
    6 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: TUPE transfers

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers TUPE transfers.

  • Date:
    27 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    TUPE case law update

    This article looks at some of the important judgments in the area of the transfer of undertakings over the past year.

  • Date:
    25 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: Protective award starts at 90 days' pay

    In Hutchins v Permacell Finesse Ltd (in administration) EAT/0350/07, the EAT held that the starting point for determining a protective award is 90 days' pay, even where fewer than 100 redundancies are involved and the minimum consultation period is 30 days.

  • Date:
    22 January 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Redundancy and protective awards

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers redundancy and protective awards.

  • Date:
    24 November 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Employers must consult over reasons for closure

    In UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management EAT/0397/06 & EAT/0141/07, the EAT held that the duty to consult about ways of "avoiding" redundancies inevitably involves consultation about the reasons behind the proposed dismissals and, contrary to previous authority, is not limited to consultation about how the redundancies are to be effected.

  • Date:
    8 November 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management

    In UK Coal Mining Ltd v (1) National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) (2) The British Association of Colliery Management EAT/0397/06 & EAT/0141/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer was obliged to consult with appropriate representatives about the reasons for the closure of the workplace, which was the reason for the redundancies.

  • Date:
    6 November 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Consultation on collective redundancies

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers consultation on collective redundancies.