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Meaning of "establishment" in redundancy cases (CJEU judgment in Woolworths case) - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) and others v Ethel Austin Ltd and others (C-80/14) [ECJ] 30.04.15 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Collective redundancies — Directive 98/59/EC — Article 1(1)(a) — Meaning of ‘establishment’ — Method of calculating the number of workers made redundant. HELD that where an undertaking comprises several entities, the term ‘establishment’ in the directive on collective redundancies must be interpreted as referring to the entity to which the workers made redundant are assigned to carry out their duties

CJEU news release
Link to judgment
No compensation for Woolworths staff (BBC News 30.04.15)
Former Woolworths workers lose battle for compensation (Guardian 30.04.15)
Category: Employment » Redundancy. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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