The Court of Session has held that a dismissal that results from the expiry of a fixed-term contract does not automatically count towards the threshold for triggering collective redundancy consultation obligations.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, AEI Cables Ltd v GMB and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employment tribunal, when setting a protective award for failure to inform and consult on redundancies, should have taken account of the period during which the company was insolvent.
The law on informing and consulting prior to redundancies, including the duty to consult, collective and individual consultation, appropriate representatives, and the timing and duration of consultation.
Additional information on the law on informing and consulting prior to redundancies for local authority employers, including determining when redundancy consultation should start. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on informing and consulting prior to redundancies.
Good practice guidance discussing informing and consulting during a collective redundancy process, including how employers and employees can exchange views and ideas, issue and receive instructions, discuss problems and consider developments.
Practical guidance on arranging the election of employee representatives for collective redundancy consultation purposes.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the words "at one establishment" should be deleted from s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Employment lawyer and XpertHR contributing author Darren Newman looks at the duty to consult collectively in a redundancy situation.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy information and consultation.