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Redundancy selection pools

Businesses will welcome an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) finding that, in some straightforward redundancy situations, where a decision is made to eliminate a single role, it may be reasonable for an employer not to consider establishing a selection pool. In this case, the EAT overturned an employment tribunal’s finding that a golf club steward had been unfairly dismissed because the club had not considered the possibility of establishing a selection pool when planning the redundancy.

However, in most cases employers should at least consider whether a selection pool is appropriate. Our checklist sets out the key issues a business should consider when drawing up the pool of employees from which it will make its selection for redundancy.

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