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Redundancy selection pools

PLEASE NOTE: Information in this article is correct at the time of publication, please contact DFA Law for current advice on older articles.

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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