Collective Redundancy: Hope for employers

Chris Tutton analyses the advocate general’s opinion in the Woolworths case ‘Businesses need to know where they stand and this situation is wholly unsatisfactory, not least because the risk of getting the process wrong can expose them to protective awards running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.’ In 2013, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision …
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Cases Referenced

  • acting for Nielsen & ors [1996] ECR I-04291
  • Case C-270/05 Athinaiki Chartopoiia AE v Panagiotidis & ors [2007] ECR I-1499
  • Case C-449/93 Rockfon A/S v Specialarbejderforbundet I Danmark
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  • Case C-80/14 USDAW and Wilson v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation) Ethel Austin Ltd and BIS (2015) unreported 5 February Advocate General’s Opinion Advocate General Wahl