USA v Nolan  C-583/10 CJEUPosted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceC-583/10 CJEU
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation
The case arose from a dispute between the US government and a civilian employee at a US military base in the United Kingdom, and concerned the former's obligation to consult with 106 staff before carrying out redundancies.
The Court of Appeal in England and Wales referred the following question to the Court of Judicature of the EU, which concerns the interpretation of Article 2 of Council Directive 98/59/EC on the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to collective redundancies. "Does the employer's obligation to consult about collective redundancies, pursuant to Directive 98/59, arise
(i) when the employer is proposing, but has not yet made, a strategic business or
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