A recent case on redundancy payments disappointed, but did not surprise us. We think our clients might be surprised, though, so we bring to you this development in UK employment law (redundancy). The employer in this case had a written redundancy policy which set out the statutory redundancy payment in case of redundancy – i.e.
A council found itself liable in employment tribunal claims after a restructuring exercise in which it failed to explain the redundancy process in advance. The employer agreed the redundancy process in advance with the employees’ representatives – including that internal candidates would be judged only on their performance at interview, yet still ended up employment tribunal claims for redundancy
Last year the Employment Appeal Tribunal held (you may have read this in the news) that Parliament got the law wrong on collective redundancies. How, you may ask, can Parliament, which makes UK employment law, get it wrong? The answer is that in certain areas, the UK has to effectively make the political choice between