Halpin v Sandpiper Books Ltd [2012] UKEAT 0171_11_0602

Posted in: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Redundancy Pool; Reasonableness of dismissal

This case concerns unfair selection for redundancy. Mr Halpin was employed by Sandpiper Books Ltd. After a period working in its London office, he was promoted to work as the sole representative of Sandpiper in China. After a decision was taken to outsource the sales work to a local agency, Mr Halpin was made redundant. He brought a claim for Unfair Dismissal but the tribunal held that he had been fairly selected for redundancy “insofar as he was in a pool of one given his unique position dealing with sales and based in China”. Mr Halpin appealed,

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This article is correct at 09/03/2012

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