Usdaw & Anor v Ethel Austin Ltd & Ors 
Case ReferenceCiv 142
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation, Collective and Trade Union Issues
The 'Woolworths' case of Usdaw v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) regarding the collective consultation requirements and the words 'at one establishment' has been referred to the CJEU by the Court of Appeal.
The referral allows the CJEU, should it so wish, to join the case with the NI industrial tribunal case of Lyttle v Bluebird, which was referred to the CJEU in April 2013 and deals with substantively the same issue - should the words 'at one establishment' effectively be ignored in domestic legislation, thereby requiring employers to consult with representatives wherever 20 or more
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