ECJ Decision in Woolworths Collective Redundancy Case Expected Thursday


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Posted on 28 Apr 2015

The European Court is expected to give its judgment this week on the question of whether employers have to aggregate redundancies across all establishments when considering whether collective redundancy obligations are triggered. 

Earlier this year the Advocate General gave his opinion that redundancies can be calculated on a per establishment basis. The ECJ does not have to agree with the Advocate General although it normally does. 

UK law requires employers to consult with employee representatives when 20 or more redundancies are proposed at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less.  The European Court will rule on whether European law instead requires redundancies to be aggregated across all establishments.    

We will keep you updated.

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