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Employee Consultation and Union Recognition


Developing and maintaining good industrial relations is a key to business success and it is, therefore, imperative to have a clear understanding of the legal requirements placed on employers in this area by local legislation.  As with all countries, the United Kingdom has its own unique approach to this area and all prospective employers and employees need to be aware of the obligations imposed by legislation.

This section looks at works councils and trade union recognition in the UK as well as several other areas of interest.  There is a clear focus in European legislation towards collective consultation.  It is imperative that employers are aware of where, when and how such rights arise to avoid the penalistic provisions that can be applied where such rights are breached.

Specialist advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, action based on the contents of this site which is only intended as a brief note.  If you require specific advice on any aspect of this section or on any other UK employment related matters, please contact David Bickford or another member of the Penningtons Employment Team.

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