Failure to consult during redundancy

05 February 2015

Mary Gavin recently represented a number of clients in relation to a claim against KPL Limited who failed to consult with employees when it was making over 100 employees redundant.

There was no attempt whatsoever by the employer to consult or avoid the redundancies in any way.  In the circumstances, the Industrial Tribunal had no hesitation in making a declaration that the employer had failed to consult in accordance with Article 216 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 and awarded a protective award amounting to 90 days pay, what should have been the redundancy consultation period, to each of our clients.

If you have any queries regarding a similar issue or any employment law issue please contact Mary Gavin or Gerry Daly on 028 9024 3901 or email us at