Redundancy: Does somebody have to go?

Two contradictory EAT judgments have left it unclear whether a reduction in hours constitutes a redundancy situation, reports Louise Mason ‘Faced with two conflicting decisions (Packman and Welch ), how should employers approach a reduction in work which results in a reduced need for employee hours?’ It is, perhaps, a sign of the times that …
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Cases Referenced

  • Aylward & ors v Glamorgan Holiday Home Ltd (t/a Glamorgan Holiday Hotel) EAT 0167/02
  • Packman (t/a Packman Lucas Associates) v Fauchon [2012] UKEAT/0017/12
  • Safeway Stores plc v Burrell [1997] ICR 523
  • Welch v The Taxi Owners Association (Grangemouth) Ltd [2012] UKEATS/0001/12