Large Scale Redundancies
If twenty or more
people are made redundant at one time in one business
establishment, then the employer is obliged to notify the
Department of Trade &
Industry on a form called a HR 1 and also to commence a consultation
process for 30 days.
If a hundred or
more employees to be made redundant at the same establishment,
then the employer is obliged to commence a consultation process
for 90 days. In large scale redundancies, if there is union
recognition, the employer is obliged to consult with the
Union. If there is no Union recognition at the place of employment,
then the employer must arrange for employee representatives
to be elected in order to consult with management on your
behalf. There is still an obligation of course for individual
consultation as previously discussed.
If the employer fails to comply with the
30 day consultation or the 90 day consultation rule depending
on the numbers, then that can trigger a claim by the employees
for a “protective award”. If there is Union recognition,
only the Union can make a claim for a protective award. If
there is not Union recognition, then the only way a protective
award claim can go ahead is if a claim is lodged at the Employment
Tribunals within the 3 month time frame.
If you are facing redundancy visit our redundancy pages.
If you are being unfairly Dismissed, visit our Unfair Dismissal pages.
If you are being disrciminated against due to race, visit our Race Discrimination pages.
If you are considering going to an Employment Tribunal then see our Employment Tribunal pages.
If you are facing Constructive Dismissal, visit our Constructive Dismissal pages.
If you are losing your job due to Misconduct or Gross Misconduct, visit our Misconduct or Gross Misconduct pages.
If you are losing your job due to Capability then visit our Capability pages.
If you think you may be suffering from disability discrimination then visit our disability discrimination pages.
If you are being asked to sign a Compromise Agreement, then visit our Compromise Agreement pages.
If you are being put on Garden Leave then please see our Garden Leave pages