Redundancy consultations: a 60-minute guide for employers (webinar)

The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers to give all staff affected by potential redundancies ample warning and an opportunity to be consulted. A failure to consult properly, either on an individual or a collective level, will increase the risk of unfair dismissals.

Further, a failure to discharge collective consultation obligations may trigger liability for a “protective award”.

In this free webinar Darren Newman, consultant editor for XpertHR, looks at the law on the duty to consult collectively in a redundancy situation. Darren provides practical guidance for employers on how to best manage the process and considers the implications of the 6 April 2013 changes.

Key points include:



  • What is a “redundancy”? It’s a wider definition than you think.
  • When does the duty to consult collectively arise?
  • How long must a consultation last?
  • What are the requirements of a proper consultation?
  • What are the possible consequences if the employer fails to consult properly?




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Darren Newman is an employment lawyer, a consultant editor for XpertHR and director of In-Company Training Services. Personnel Today editor Rob Moss hosts the webinar which will includes a live Q&A session.

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