Watch Out if... You Are Using an Existing Body of Employee Representatives For Redundancy Consultation Purposes

    View Author May 2013

    You may find it does not have the necessary authority to consult, thus rending the entire collective consultation process invalid.

    In this month’s newsletter we discuss the EAT’s recent decision in Kelly & anor v The Hesley Group Ltd which should act as a warning to employers tempted to use an existing body of employee representatives for collective consultation purposes without giving any real thought as to whether it has the necessary authority to engage in the process.