Workplace expert ACAS has published a new guidance to help employers handle collective redundancies, in connection with the legislative changes that came into effect on 6 April 2013.
Employers proposing 100 or more redundancies must now start consultation at least 45 days before any dismissals can take effect. This has been reduced from 90 days.
Acas’ new guidance aims to help employers understand their legal obligations and sets out principles and behaviours to help employers manage collective redundancies more effectively.
Acas Chair Ed Sweeney said: “This new guidance draws on our knowledge, expertise and experience in helping to resolve the thousands of workplace disputes every year….