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Redundancy: Application of reasonableness test in redundancy cases

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    Langston v Cranfield University [1998] IRLR 172 EAT (0 other reports)

In Langston v Cranfield University [1998] IRLR 173, the EAT rules that an industrial tribunal determining a claim of unfair dismissal by reason of redundancy must consider as a matter of course whether there was unfair selection, lack of consultation or failure to seek alternative employment on the part of the employer. The tribunal should normally refer to these three issues on the facts of the particular case - even if any or all of them are not specifically raised by the employee - in explaining its reasons for concluding that the employer acted reasonably or unreasonably in dismissing the employee by reason of redundancy.