UK Executives Acquitted of Charges in Respect of Alleged Redundancy Consultation Breaches

November 23, 2015

As reported in a previous Onpoint three former directors of the collapsed parcel delivery firm City Link have been prosecuted relating to their failure to notify the Secretary of State of the redundancies which resulted from its demise. They have now been acquitted of those criminal charges.

Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one “establishment” within a 90 day period, the employer must provide certain prescribed information about the proposals, using form HR1, to the Secretary of State. The amount of notice depends on the number of proposed redundancies - for 20-99 redundancies, 30 days’ notice is required; this increases to 45 days’ notice where 100 or more redundancies are proposed.

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