Carry out collective redundancy consultation

Key points

  • Where an employer is proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days, it needs to consult with the appropriate representatives of affected employees. The employer is required to consult within a specified timescale, which depends on the number of affected employees.
  • The employer should consult about specific issues including ways of avoiding the dismissals. It should engage with representatives with a view to reaching agreement.
  • For the purposes of consultation, the employer must provide the appropriate representatives with certain information in writing.

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