Olsten (U.K.) Holdings Ltd (appellant) v Adecco Group European Works Council (respondent)

Tuesday 13 June 2023

The Employment Appeals Tribunal dismissed OHL’s appeal against the Central Arbitration Committee decision (a) that the unrelated collective redundancies in Germany and Sweden constituted a transnational matter requiring OHL to hold an extraordinary meeting and (b) imposing a financial penalty of £20,000 on OHL in respect of the Respondent’s failure to hold such a meeting.

OHL represented the interests of the employer (part of the Adeco Group) based in Switzerland. OHL submit that the CAC misinterpreted the scope of a transnational matter triggering the obligation to convene a meeting to discuss proposed collective redundancies.

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