Keeping Kids Company v Smith & others Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0057_17_2102
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation
The Claimants worked for the Respondent charity. In June 2015 the Respondent got into financial difficulty and applied for a £3m Government grant on the basis that a private donor would match the government’s award. Plans were put in place to consult on the redundancies of 100 staff. However, funding was withdrawn after bad publicity relating to a police investigation into child safeguarding issues. All staff were eventually made redundant.
The Claimants were each granted 90 days’ protective award by the ET. It held that a consultation should have started as soon as the grant was applied for and redundancies planned. The EAT agreed with the ET that the Respondent should have consulted in
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