Dempsey & Others v David Patton and Sons (NI) Ltd (In Administration)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    947/13
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Protective payments; Duty to consult


This case revolved around Art.216 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order (“ERO”) which imposes a duty upon an employer, in some situations, to collectively consult with representatives of all or part of its workforce. 

Pursuant to Art.221 of ERO the administrator of the respondent notified the Department for Employment and Learning of any potential redundancies. Since November 2012, there had been a single, continuous, although evolving, programme of redundancies in respect of the respondent.

The tribunal sequentially dealt with the following issues in the case. It was clear that the

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This article is correct at 13/06/2014
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