Usdaw & Anor v Ethel Austin Ltd & Ors [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Civ 142
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy, Collective and Trade Union Issues
Issues covered: Establishment

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 employees are being made redundant, regardless of the location?

In relation to the Lyttle case the

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This article is correct at 28/02/2014

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