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Dismissal at expiry of fixed-term contract: whether for a reason "related to the individuals concerned" (Supreme Court) - University and College Union v The University of Stirling [SupCrt S] 29.04.15

Employment - Consultation requirement on redundancy - Employees employed under limited term contracts - Dismissal of employees at the expiry of their fixed-term contracts - Whether dismissals "related to the individual concerned" within the meaning of Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 s.195 - Inner House deciding that employees concerned had been dismissed, but that none of them had been dismissed as redundant. HELD union's appeal allowed

University broke rules on consultation on redundancy for fixed term contract staff (Herald 30.04.15)
Redundancy talks should have included fixed term contracts: Supreme Court (Journal Online 29.04.15)
Link to judgment
Supreme Court press summary
Category: Employment » Dismissal; Redundancy; Fixed-term workers. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: [2015] UKSC 26; 2015 GWD 14-245; 2015 SLT 265; Times 19.05.15.

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