Tuesday 23 October 2007

Collective Redundancy Consultation

The EAT has handed down a very important decision dealing with collective consultation obligations in redundancy cases.

Overturning previously binding authority, the EAT has held that there IS a duty on employers to consult over the reason for making redundancies in the first place (in this case, the closure of a place of mine) - previously something which has always been an area in which tribunals will not interfere. Elias P.�s reasoning begins at paragraph 75 - but, in essence, is that the old authorities are no longer good law in the light of statutory changes.

UK Coal Mining Ltd v NU

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