Lyttle and ors v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd [2015] CJEU (Case C-182/13) and others

  • Case Reference
    Case C-182/13 and others
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Collective and Trade Union Issues, A-Typical Working
Issues covered: Collective redundancy consultation; Meaning of Establishment; Fixed term contracts

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

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This article is correct at 25/11/2015
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