Lyttle and ors v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd  CJEU (Case C-182/13) and othersPosted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCase C-182/13 and others
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionCollective and Trade Union Issues, A-Typical Working
Advocate General Wahl has given his opinion in the now-joined cases above, commonly known as the 'Woolworths' or 'Ethel Austin' cases in the UK, although they concern a GB case, a Northern Ireland case and a Spanish case. All concerned the meaning of establishment in relation to collective redundancy consultation requirements as derived from the EU Collective Redundancies Directive (No.98/59) and the AG's opinion therefore requires EU-wide consideration.
The impact of this case could have been profound, particularly for UK-based employers, where the trigger thresholds are between 20-100 employees at one establishment - and might still be when it moves to the full CJEU for a decision.
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