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31 May 2013 0 Comments
Posted in Employment, Opinion

Protective Award for failure to provide information

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In UNISON v London Borough of Barnet and another the Tribunal made a protective award of 60 days pay in respect of redundant employees and awards of 40 and 50 days pay in respect of employees affected by TUPE transfers. Both were because of the employer’s failure to provide the recognised trade union with sufficient information on agency workers for the purpose of consulting over both the proposed redundancies and two separate TUPE transfers.

The Tribunal took into account that the information was readily available, was central to the consultation process, and had been repeatedly requested by the Union.

This legal update is provided for general information purposes only and should not be applied to specific circumstances without prior consultation with us.

For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222.

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