|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 149 (Jan)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Maurice Kay VP, Briggs and Macur LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Dinah Rose QC and Iain Steel (instructed by Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP) for the employees.|
|Tim Ward QC and David Barr (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.|
|Judgment Dates:||22 January 2014|
Redundancy - Employer's duty to consult appropriate trade union - Compatibility of domestic legislation with European Directive - Payment of protective awards on employer going into insolvent administration - Employer retailers going into insolvent administration - Employees seeking protective awards for failure properly to consult on collective redundancies - Employees at stores with fewer than 20 employees not receiving awards - Employment Appeal Tribunal giving true construction of domestic legislation provision - Tribunal ordering awards - Secretary of State as underwriter of awards appealing - Whether reference to Court of Justice of the European Union to be made regarding compatibility of domestic legislation with relevant Directive - Council Directive (EC) 98/59, art 1(a)(ii) - .