Lyttle and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Limited [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case C 182/13
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Collective consultation; Meaning of Establishment

This Northern Ireland case, which arose out of the closure of the Bonmarché chain of stores, had similarities with the 'Woolworths' case i.e. where collective redundancies take place, should each establishment or place of work be deemed to be a separate unit for consultation purposes or should all of the units be linked? The importance for the parties is the amount of time that employers are required to consult with employee representatives before effecting the redundancies - and the possibility of protective awards for affected employees should redundancies be 20 or more.

The CJEU referred to other judgements, particularly Rockfon (C 449/93, EU:C:1995:420), where "the term ‘establishment’

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015

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