Can prescribed information under the ERO 1996 be given via email in a collective redundancy situation?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 October 2019
Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox
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Where an employer is proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees within any period of 90 days or less, it has statutory obligations to:

(a)    inform appropriate representatives;

(b)   consult appropriate representatives; and

(c)    notify the Department for the Economy.

Art 216(6) of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 196 (“ERO 1996") states: “For the purposes of the consultation the employer shall disclose [the below information] in writing to the appropriate representatives (or affected employees if representatives fail to be elected):

(a)   the reasons for his proposals;

(b)   the numbers and descriptions

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