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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.
19 Mar 2020
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17 Mar 2020
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5 Mar 2020
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26 Feb 2020
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17 Feb 2020
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6 Nov 2019
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31 Oct 2019
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27 Sep 2019
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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
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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
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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
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