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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.
2 Jul 2013
The words “at one establishment” should be deleted from the law that requires organisations to consult with employees when 20...
6 May 2013
A case involving the transfer of a council’s agency staff has served as an important reminder to employers of their...
8 Apr 2013
Acas has published guidance on how employers should handle collective redundancies, in the light of legislative changes made on 6...
5 Apr 2013
Important changes to the law on collective redundancy consultation come into force on 6 April 2013 – or do they?...
18 Dec 2012
Large-scale collective redundancies will no longer require a 90-day minimum consultation phase, after the Government announced its decision to reduce...
5 Nov 2012
Many companies face making redundancies. Nick Robertson and Michelle Last look at ways to save costs when cutting staff.
21 Jun 2012
Norman Lamb, the employment relations minister, has today announced the Government’s proposals to reform the rules for consulting staff about...
23 Mar 2012
The question of when employers are obliged to start consulting on collective redundancies remains unanswered after the Advocate General’s opinion...
27 Feb 2012
Timing the consultation process when collective redundancies are in the offing is tricky to say the least. John Charlton examines...
25 Mar 2010
One of the most expensive liabilities an employer can face arises from a failure to comply with collective consultation obligations.The...
21 Sep 2009
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17 Sep 2009
A European Court of Justice ruling about a Finnish collective redundancy case could affect UK employers' decisions on when to start collective consultation about redundancies.
29 May 2009
When launching a voluntary redundancy process, HR should take care to make all the right moves, advises David Brown.
4 Mar 2009
More than half of employers have noticed the damaging impact redundancies are having on staff morale, according to a recent...
19 May 2008
Matthew Whelan spells out the requirement to collectively consult when making staff redundant under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.