Camelot Group Plc v Hogg - Arguably late provision of interview notes did not make redundancy dismissal unfair [2011] EAT

It will not automatically make a dismissal unfair if an employer fails, during a redundancy process, to respond to every unspecific request for information that is not accompanied by a reasoned justification

Camelot were obliged to save costs as part of successfully renewing the National Lottery contract. Some 58 sales employees were to be made redundant and the role of those left re-shaped - 158 staff were re-assessed for the new "retail sales executive" roles. One of these staff was Mrs Hogg. She was warned she was at risk of redundancy; Camelot followed an extensive consultation process, and advised all staff concerned of the selection process and criteria to be applied. However they (secretly) advised one employee that he need not attend the selection process since he was the only representative in the Cumbria region.

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