Louise McCartney, senior associate in the Employment team at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has commented on the European Court of Justice's recent decision to restore the long-established UK approach that collective consultation with unions or employee representatives is required only where 20 or more redundancies are proposed at the same establishment.

The landmark decision relates to the demise of Woolworths in 2008 when more than 4,000 employees did not receive pay because they worked in stores where fewer than 20 people were employed.

Louise said that the ruling was “hugely important” and added that “this decision makes it far less likely that businesses will be caught by legislation imposing additional costs and burdens, as well as the risk of punitive protective awards".

Follow these links to read Louise's comments in The Independent, City AMThe Evening Standard and The Lawyer.

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Posted on 01/05/2015 in BWB In The Media

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