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  • Type:
    FAQs

    What duties do employee representatives elected for redundancy consultation have?

  • Date:
    20 January 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: Late consultation with union still 'in good time'

    In Amicus v Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, the EAT holds that the tribunal was correct to find that consultation by an employer proposing to relocate 62 employees took place "in good time", despite the fact that the employer failed to consult the union until three weeks before the affected employees had to indicate their willingness to be relocated.

  • Date:
    2 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Administration: Protective awards not accorded 'super-priority' in administrations

    In Krasner v McMath, the Court of Appeal holds that, in a situation where the employer is in administration, liabilities to employees for protective awards and payments in lieu of notice, except for "garden leave" payments, are not accorded super-priority status where the administrator has adopted the contracts of employment.

  • Date:
    2 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: 'Proposing to dismiss' means 'proposing to give notice'

    In Leicestershire County Council v Unison, the EAT holds that the tribunal had been correct to find that "proposing to dismiss" in s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 should be construed as "proposing to give notice of dismissal" and finding that the employer had breached its obligation to consult.

  • Date:
    2 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Collective redundancies: Obligation to consult arose at early stage

    In Cranwick Country Food plc v GMB, the EAT holds that the obligation to consult employee representatives or trade unions on redundancies under s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, arose when the first decision was made to consolidate production in one factory, and not when irrevocable steps had been taken to purchase a new site.

  • Date:
    1 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Zoe Balmforth and Joe Glavina of Addleshaw Goddard outline the latest legal rulings and explain what you need to know to avoid tribunals.

  • Date:
    1 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Joe Glavina and Emma Slark at Addleshaw Goddard bring you a comprehensive update on the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and provide advice on what to do about them.

  • Date:
    28 October 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Compensation: Freezing order granted pending outcome of tribunal hearing

    In Amicus v Dynamex Friction Ltd and another, the High Court holds that it has jurisdiction to grant a freezing order to protect assets that might otherwise be dissipated by the employer to frustrate an award of compensation by an employment tribunal.

  • Date:
    30 September 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Protective award reduced to reflect information given

    In Amicus v GBS Tooling Ltd (in administration), the EAT holds that, under s.189 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, to make a protective award against an employer in respect of breaches of s.188, an employment tribunal is entitled and obliged to assess the seriousness of the breach, taking into account its nature and any mitigating circumstances.

  • Date:
    20 September 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Protective awards

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering protective awards for failing to consult fully with employee representatives on planned redundancies.