Practical guidance on making redundancies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when employees have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including consulting employees, issues around selection, notice pay and redundancy payments.
Joe Beeston, Kate Edminson, Rosie Kight and David Rintoul are associate solicitors and Iain Naylor is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings. They round up the latest rulings.
In Wrexham Golf Club Co Ltd v Ingham EAT/0190/12, the EAT held that, where one particular post is to disappear, there will be cases where it is so obvious that the occupant of the post will be the only person at risk of redundancy that it will not be outside the range of reasonable responses for the employer to focus consultation on that person without considering a wider pool.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where the employer put an employee into a redundancy "pool of one" and did not consider the possibility of putting a wider pool of employees at risk of redundancy, the employment tribunal did not properly consider whether or not restricting the pool to one fell within the "range of reasonable responses".
In Capita Hartshead Ltd v Byard EAT/0445/11, the EAT held that the employer's failure to include in a redundancy selection pool employees doing similar work to the dismissed employee rendered her dismissal for redundancy unfair.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers redundancy and reorganisation.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers redundancy selection pools.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy pools.