Labour & European Law Review
01 April 2014
A number of new compensation limits come into force on 6 April 2014. These apply when the relevant event takes place on or after that date. So, for someone unfairly dismissed, the new rates only apply to dismissals with an effective date of termination on or after 6 April 2014.
Section 188 of the 1992 Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) states that employers must consult when "proposing" to dismiss an employee.
It is unfair under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) to dismiss an employee if the reason is connected with the transfer and is not an ETO reason entailing changes in the workforce.