Litigation Recent Decisions 11/04/95

Fair selection process for redundancies

British Aerospace v Green & Ors (1995). (CA (Stuart Smith LJ, Waite LJ, Millett LJ)

Summary: Disclosure of assessments made on retained employees in a redundancy selection irrelevant in redundant employees' claims for unfair dismissal.

Claim by 235 employees that their selection for redundancy was unfair where the claimants had been granted leave to inspect redundancy selection forms not only of all the claimants but also of all employees who had not been dismissed. This direction was set aside on appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal by the employers. On appeal against the EAT decision by the employees.