Collective redundancies: 90-day consultation period to be halved from April 2013
The government has confirmed that it intends to reduce the minimum collective redundancy consultation period from 90 to 45 days where 100 or more redundancies are proposed. The change is expected to come into effect in April 2013.
Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 imposes an obligation on employers to consult employee representatives about proposed redundancies where 20 or more redundancies are proposed at one establishment. There are two minimum periods for such consultation process: at least 90 days before the dismissals take effect where the proposals are to dismiss 100 or more employees and 30 days before where the proposals are to dismiss 20 to 99 employees. These are just minimum periods and consultation may take longer than this…
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