Collective Redundancy Consultations
The right for employees to be collectively consulted applies when an employer proposes to make 20 or more employees redundant at one establishment over a period of 90 days or fewer. Employers are required to consult with the 'appropriate representatives' of any of the employees who may be affected (directly or indirectly) by the proposed dismissals or by any measures taken in connection with those dismissals.
The collective redundancy letters invite employees to elect employee representatives for collective redundancy consultations and give details of the results of those elections. There is also expanded advice on the collective redundancy consultation process in the Redundancy Procedure and Checklist and a new document giving guidance on the role of employee representatives.
In addition, there are two new letters in this suite of redundancy documents: one advising the whole workforce of a potential redundancy situation and a letter to be used when withdrawing notice of termination of employment because circumstances have changed.
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.