The Employment Court has upheld an employee’s personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal following a redundancy process.

The employer incorrectly calculated its cash flow predictions and concluded that several staff had to be made redundant.  It reached final conclusions without giving the affected staff any opportunity for input. If consultation had taken place then the errors may have been discovered and the employee’s job saved. Consultation is not to be taken as lip service to a foregone conclusion.

The Court awarded 12 month’s lost wages of $65,000, plus compensation for hurt and humiliation of $20,000.

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