• Redundancy Pools: Less is More (Risk)?
  • April 3, 2012 | Authors: Christopher Fisher; Jennifer McGrandle; Nicola Thomson
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown International LLP - London Office
  • Historically, tribunals have given employers considerable latitude when it comes to defining redundancy pools. However, redundancy pools have been under the spotlight in recent weeks, with two separate cases considering the fairness of using redundancy pools consisting of just one employee. Obviously, where a redundancy pool is the same size as the number of redundancies to be made, the subsequent selection and consultation processes become of less relevance. In such scenarios, tribunals are more likely to examine closely whether the choice of pool was reasonable.