Charles Scott & Partners Consulting Engineers Ltd v Hamilton - ET engaged in "too detailed a scrutiny" of redundancy selection process [2011] EAT

Tribunal's judgment contained numerous errors of law, including substitution of the tribunal's own views for those of the employer and engaging in too detailed a scrutiny of the process of selection for redundancy.

Charles Scott & Partners (CSP) decided that they needed to make one of their engineers redundant following a downturn in business during 2008-9. The four directors carried out a selection process, but did not consult with the employees or warn them that they were at risk of redundancy. That selection process having identified Mr Hamilton, a meeting was held with him and his redundancy discussed. Two of the directors heard his subsequent appeal and rejected it. Mr Hamilton subsequently claimed unfair dismissal before an employment tribunal.

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