USDAW & Wilson v WW Realisation 1 Ltd, Ethel Austin Ltd & Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015]

  • Case Reference
    Case C-80/14
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Collective Redundancies; Council Directive 1998/59/EC

Woolworths and Ethel Austin were companies active in the high street retail sector throughout the United Kingdom, operating chains of stores under the trade names ‘Woolworths’ and ‘Ethel Austin’ respectively. They became insolvent and went into administration, which resulted in the dismissal on grounds of redundancy of thousands of employees across the United Kingdom.

Against that background, USDAW, in its capacity as a trade union organisation, brought claims before the Liverpool Employment Tribunal and the London Central Employment Tribunal against those two companies on behalf of several

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This article is correct at 16/12/2015
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Kevin McVeigh
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