Collective Redundancy Consultation in Great Britain - Changes to the Legislation and Acas Guidance

May 01, 2013

Important changes to the rules requiring employers to conduct collective redundancy consultation with representatives of the affected employees, where 20 or more redundancies are proposed in a 90 day period, came into effect on 6 April 2013. Amongst other things, employers who are proposing to make 100 or more employees redundant at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less are now only obliged to consult with representatives of the affected employees for a minimum period of 45 days before the first dismissals take effect. Previously the obligation in such circumstances was to consult for a minimum period of 90 days. Acas has also published a guidance booklet called “How to manage collective redundancies”, which aims to give advice to employers on all aspects of handling collective redundancies. T

his Dechert OnPoint outlines the changes that have been made to the rules on collective redundancy consultation and summarises the key issues covered by the Acas guidance.

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