What happens collective consultation?
Consultation means discussing and coming to agreement with employees on how the redundancy process will be carried out. Collective consultation is where you must consult on your redundancy plans with any recognised trade union, or if there is not one, employee representatives.
How do you conduct a consultation process?
By following these steps!
- Identify priority issues and conduct a stakeholder analysis.
- Prepare a consultation plan.
- Ensure prior information dissemination.
- Incorporate feedback and share results.
- Maintain continuous stakeholder engagement and easy access to a grievance mechanism.
What should be discussed at a redundancy consultation meeting?
During consultation, you should discuss:
- the changes that are needed, what you plan to do, and why.
- ways to avoid or make fewer redundancies.
- the skills and experience needed for the future.
- the criteria for selecting employees for redundancy.
- any concerns employees may have.
How long is the consultation process for redundancy?
Length of consultation There’s no time limit for how long the period of consultation should be, but the minimum is: 20 to 99 redundancies – the consultation must start at least 30 days before any dismissals take effect.
How long after consultation is redundancy?
Types of consultation needed and relevant time frames
|Number of employees to be made redundant||Timing of consultation|
|Fewer than 20 employees||Within a reasonable time.|
|20–99 employees||30 days before first dismissal.|
|100+ employees||45 days before first dismissal.|
How long should collective consultation last?
There’s no time limit for how long the period of consultation should be, but the minimum is: 20 to 99 redundancies – the consultation must start at least 30 days before any dismissals take effect.
What happens in a group consultation for redundancy?
The consultation is a chance for your employer to talk about the changes they’re planning and why you’re at risk of redundancy. You can ask them questions and make suggestions on how redundancies could be reduced or avoided altogether. You could discuss: ways to avoid or reduce redundancies.
What are the 4 main forms of the consultation process?
There are four consultation options: full public, targeted, confidential and post-decision.
What are the three types of consultation?
What is a reasonable consultation period for redundancy?
Collective consultation period for 20 – 99 employees There is no time limit on how long the redundancy consultation period has to last, but as a minimum it should be 30 days before you can dismiss any employees.
What happens at final redundancy consultation meeting?
The final consultation meeting will involve confirming with the employee that they have been selected – or escaped redundancy.
Does notice period start after consultation period?
Yes, the statutory notice period can only start once the consultation period has genuinely completed. The consultation can finish before the end of the minimum consultation period, but the dismissal cannot take effect (i.e. the notice period come to an end) until after the expiry of the minimum consultation period.
What happens at a second consultation meeting?
At the second consultation meeting, the employer should discuss the employee’s marked selection criteria with them and ask the employee if they have considered any alternatives to redundancy. If the employee does suggest an alternative, the employer should consider this.
Is a collective consultation a working day?
The 90-day consultation period where 100 or more redundancies are proposed reduces to 45 days from 6 April 2013.
What are the three models of consultation?
There are three consultation models:
When should redundancy consultation start?
There should be enough time to consult employees and their representatives, and include any of their suggestions you agree to. You must start consultation for: 20 to 99 redundancies – at least 30 days before. 100 or more redundancies – at least 45 days before.
What key questions will be asked as part of the consultation process?
Stakeholder consultation questions
- Who are the stakeholders and rights-holders directly affected by your company’s activities?
- Who are the stakeholders indirectly affected by your project?
- Which of your stakeholders are beneficiaries of your organization’s activities?
- Which groups do your stakeholders belong to?