Employment law cases

All items: Redundancy selection criteria

  • Redundancy: Failure to have meaningful consultation made dismissal unfair

    In De Bank Haycocks v ADP RPO UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), overturned the tribunal's decision and held that the employee's dismissal for redundancy was unfair because there was an absence of meaningful consultation at the formative stage of the redundancy process.

  • Sex discrimination: Dismissal of part-time working mother was discriminatory and unfair

    Date:
    14 April 2022

    In Long v British Gas Trading Ltd, an employment tribunal held that the selection for redundancy of a part-time employee who was the mother of young children was sex discrimination, less favourable treatment because of part-time working and an unfair dismissal.

  • Redundancy selection: employer's approach to disability-related absences

    Date:
    27 November 2014

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) tackled the thorny issue of applying sickness absence criteria in redundancy selection to disabled employees at risk of redundancy.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2013

    Joe Beeston, Kate Edminson, Rosie Kight and David Rintoul are associate solicitors and Iain Naylor is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2013

    David Malamatenios is a partner and Colin Makin, Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2013

    Claire Thomas is managing associate, and Chris McAvoy, Joelle Parkinson, David Rintoul, and Gerri Hurst associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Employer's decision to restrict redundancy selection to one made dismissal unfair

    Date:
    28 February 2012

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the employer's decision to restrict a redundancy selection to one employee when there were other employees doing the same job who could have been put in a redundancy selection pool made her dismissal unfair. 

  • Age discrimination: redundancy selection based on cost was justified

    Date:
    20 February 2012

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the employer was justified in deciding who would be chosen for voluntary redundancy on the basis of who would cost the least to make redundant, despite this criterion being indirectly discriminatory against a particular group of older workers. 

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2011

    Claire Benson is managing associate and Helen Corbett, Sinead Jones, Helen Ward and Tori O'Neil are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2011

    Joanne Magill, associate, and Claire Benson and Ceri Hughes, managing associates, at Addleshaw Goddard detail the latest rulings.

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Employment law cases: HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy selection criteria.