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Where an employer is proposing to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within 90 days, it is obliged to consult with appropriate representatives of the affected employees. This is known as “collective consultation”.
The duty to consult collectively on redundancies is in addition to the employer's obligations to consult individually with each of the potentially redundant employees.
6 Nov 2019
Mothercare has gone into administration, putting 2,800 UK jobs at risk. All of the baby goods retailer’s 79 UK stores will be closed...
31 Oct 2019
With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...
27 Sep 2019
MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action
25 Sep 2019
One of Northern Ireland’s largest employers Wrightbus is set to go into administration today, putting 1,400 jobs at risk.
24 Sep 2019
A law firm claims to have received dozens of calls from ex-Thomas Cook employees who say the travel agent did...
20 Sep 2019
A collective redundancy announcement is perhaps one of the hardest parts of an HR professional’s job. No one wants to have to tell people they’re losing their role through no fault of their own...
11 Jan 2019
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...
3 Aug 2018
A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down as investor pulls out...
27 Jun 2018
With large-scale staff movements back in the news thanks to the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s, what do employers...
2 Aug 2017
A Court of Appeal decision “makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the...
5 Jul 2017
Jaeger’s problems are the latest warning for employers to know their duties to staff in cases of employer insolvency. Chris...
11 Oct 2016
Employers that fail to get the redundancy selection process right are leaving themselves open to costly employment tribunal claims. Employment...
31 May 2016
An employment tribunal has made protective awards of 90 days’ pay over City Link’s failure to carry out a redundancy...
25 Apr 2016
High street retailer BHS has filed for administration, putting around 11,000 jobs at risk.
Its administrators Duff & Phelps said...