This highly practical workshop will examine in depth the pitfalls associated with both collective and individual redundancies.
The workshop will highlight a number of traps for the unwary in Collective Redunancies (see Leicestershire County Council v Unison; Susie Radin Sweetin v Coral Racing; Todd v Care Concern; University of Stirling v University and College Union and Unison v London Borough of Barnet).
It will look at a series of recent cases about dismissal and re-engagement and where the Tribunals have failed to follow the statutory test and also the decisions of the ECJ regarding establishments and the Court of Appeal regarding when information and consultation should start.
The workshop will share templates which have been tested before Tribunals, some of which have been described as a “model procedure” before the Leeds Tribunal for use in both individual and collective redundancies and will examine in detail the relevant legislation, case law and ACAS guidance. Thereafter, delegates will then put into practice what you have learned with the aid of practical group problems.
The cost of “getting it wrong” can be extremely high. Practitioners who advise employers, particularly about collective redundancies, may find themselves subject to major claims from clients. Claimant’s solicitors will be interested in identifying any pitfalls in an employer’s process.