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Redundancy selection criteria

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  • Date:
    7 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Age discrimination: Length-of-service criterion as part of redundancy selection matrix does not of itself amount to age discrimination

    In Rolls-Royce plc v Unite [2009] EWCA Civ 387 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a redundancy selection matrix set out in a 2003 collective agreement was not automatically rendered unlawful following the implementation of the age discrimination legislation in 2006.

  • Date:
    9 June 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Redundancy selection criteria

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers redundancy selection criteria.

  • Date:
    15 May 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Rolls Royce plc v Unite [2009] EWCA Civ 387 CA

    The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that two collective agreements giving points for length of service in the redundancy selection process are lawful under the age discrimination legislation.

  • Date:
    23 January 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Importance of objectivity in redundancy assessment process

    In E-Zec Medical Transport Service Ltd v Gregory EAT/0192/08, the EAT upheld the employment tribunal's decision that the employee had been unfairly selected for redundancy, because the selection process involved inadequate consultation, and the selection criteria had been applied subjectively and did not allow for objective verification.

  • Date:
    22 November 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Age discrimination: Length of service as part of redundancy selection matrix is lawful

    In Rolls-Royce v Unite [2008] EWHC 2420 HC, the High Court held that two collective agreements that set out an approach to redundancy giving points for length of service in the selection process were lawful under the age discrimination legislation.

  • Date:
    11 November 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Age discrimination in redundancy schemes

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers age discrimination in redundancy schemes.

  • Date:
    22 October 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Rolls Royce v Unite

    The High Court has held that two collective agreements that set out an approach to redundancy that gives points for length of service in the selection process are lawful under the age discrimination legislation.

  • Date:
    9 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy: Selection for alternative employment

    In Ralph Martindale & Co Ltd v Harris EAT/0166/07, the EAT held that a redundancy dismissal was unfair where the process for deciding who should be offered an alternative post involved no objective criteria and no attempt to assess the candidates against a job description. It was unfair for the employer to rely mainly on a subjective assessment of whose management style would best suit the new post.

  • Date:
    27 February 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Calculating compensation for unfair dismissal

    This week's case of the week, provided by Macfarlanes, covers the calculation of compensation for unfair dismissal.

  • Date:
    17 November 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy selection criteria: Inconsistent application of selection criteria

    In McCormack v Sanmina SCI UK Ltd [2006] All ER (D) 138 (Jul) EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that redundancy dismissals that were procedurally unfair due to a lack of proper consultation were also unfair because of the employer's inconsistent approach to the assessment of willingness to work overtime and employees' skills range.

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