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Advocate General’s Opinion in “Woolworths” collective redundancy case - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (In Liquidation) (C-80/14); Canas v Nexea Gestion Documental S.A. (C-392/13); Lyttle v Bluebird UK Bidco

Employment law – Collective redundancies - Directive 98/59/EC article 1 —Concept of ‘establishment’ — Method of calculating the number of dismissals – Whether collective redundancies had taken place. HELD that the EU Collective Redundancies Directive 98/59 did not require that the numbers of employees dismissed across an employer’s various establishments be aggregated to see if the thresholds for protection under the Directive are met. "Establishment" meant a local employment unit for collective redundancy purposes

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Category: Employment » Redundancy. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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