Gwynedd Council v Barratt & Others [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 1322
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Redundancy; Unfair Dismissal

The claimants were employed by teachers at a community secondary school (referred to in the judgment as School 1). There was a reorganisation of the local education provision and School 1 was closed and it was replaced with School 2 (at the same location).  A temporary governing structure for the new school was established to determine staffing structure.   This led to all employment contracts being terminated vis-à-vis School 1.  This led to those staff, the claimants, having to apply for jobs and go through an interview process.   The corollary being that unsuccessful candidates would be made redundant.

The claimants were unsuccessful and were made

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This article is correct at 08/09/2021
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Jason Elliott BL
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