Personal Liability For Redundancy Breaches

October 20, 2015

Collective redundancy consultation just got a lot more serious on a personal level for directors and senior managers

Three former directors of collapsed delivery company Citylink are to be prosecuted in respect of its breach of the UK's collective redundancy consultation requirements – the former managing director, the former finance director and a non-executive director, a representative of the private equity owner of the business.

On 15 October 2015, the chief executive of Sports Direct entered a not guilty plea in respect of charges relating to the demise of the USC business – a full trial to determine liability is scheduled for March 2016.

The possibility of personal criminal liability for directors and senior managers now appears much more real than previously assumed.

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This article was first published by HR Magazine in October 2015.