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Carillion faces legal action over workers’ pay and pension rights

The trade union Unite Scotland has threatened legal action against Carillion, claiming that the collapsed construction and support services firm breached its legal obligations to give notice of redundancies. The company was placed into compulsory liquidation yesterday with debts of £1.15 billion and a pension shortfall of over half a billion after talks with the UK government to save the company were unsuccessful. Employers with a workforce of more than 20 at one location are legally obliged to give employees 30 days’ notice of possible redundancies.
Category: Employment » Redundancy; Pensions. Keyword(s): Insolvency. Area(s) of law: Construction; Employment; Litigation; Pensions; Corporate and Commercial Law.
Source: Scottish Construction Now.

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