Packman v Fauchon [2012] UKEAT 0017_12_1605

  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Redundancy

This was an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning the definition of redundancy. The Appellant had been working as a booker for the Respondent who introduced new book keeping software which reduced the number of hours she was required to work. The Appellant refused to accept the reduced hours and was dismissed. She brought a claim for Unfair Dismissal. The Tribunal accepted that a redundancy situation had existed even though there had been no reduction in the number of employees, only the number of hours. The Tribunal decided this contrary to precedent, relying instead Harvey on

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This article is correct at 29/06/2012
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