If redundancies are likely in Factory A, can the employer transfer employees to Factory B?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 5 October 2018
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Q: If there is the potential for redundancies in Factory A, can the employer transfer employees to Factory B?

Scott: This question involves two factories. They're about 25-30 miles apart and there are production level differences.

It's really a question of if the redundancies have to come in or cutbacks have to come in in one plant, in Plant A, say, does the employer have the right to transfer employees into Plant B where there may be a need to increase production? It's not a reasonable request or if there were redundancies, could somebody say, "Look, I'm not going from A to B," or vice versa?

Seamus: This is similar to the question that we dealt with last month when we were talking

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This article is correct at 05/10/2018

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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