Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 288 (Nov)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Burton J, Mr P Jacques and Mr A Manners

Representation Anna Beale (instructed by University and College Union Solicitors) for the employee.
  Antonia Jameson (instructed by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 10 June 2007


Redundancy - Unfair dismissal - Automatic unfair dismissal - College failing to notify employee of the basis of his redundancy - Whether employee's dismissal rendered automatically unfair - .

The Case

Redundancy - Unfair dismissal. In unfair dismissal proceedings issued by the employee against the college that dismissed him on the grounds redundancy, the employment tribunal dismissing his complaint erred in failing to consider that an employer had to give sufficient information in relation to how the redundancy criteria had been applied to a particular employee to allow the employee both to understand and to challenge why he, rather than others, had been selected in accordance with the chosen criteria. In the instant case, in failing to give the employee a sufficient opportunity to challenge the basis for his redundancy there had been a breach of the statutory procedure contained in Sch 2 to the .

Practice Areas

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