Collective Redundancies – When is the Duty to Consult Triggered?

    View Author April 2012

    Here’s a question for you: Business A is planning to close one of its sites. This will almost inevitably result in large-scale redundancies. When is the duty to consult appropriate representatives triggered? Is it:

    a) when the employer is still thinking about closing the site but before finally deciding to do so?;

    b) only once it has decided to close the site and is planning to proceed with the consequential redundancies?; or

    c) don’t know.

    We explore the answer to this question in our full article.