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HARINGEY WINS FIVE YEAR BATTLE OVER REDUNDANCIES

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Haringey LBC has won a five year legal battle over its redundancy exercise, which was carried out in 1989 and subse...
Haringey LBC has won a five year legal battle over its redundancy exercise, which was carried out in 1989 and subsequently challenged by seven employees.

The employees had alleged unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination, and were backed by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

But the Court of Appeal today rejected their claim and upheld an industrial tribunal decision in 1990 that none of the seven had been subject to unfair dismissal or discrimination. A previous appeal in 1991 also went against the employees, who will now have to pay costs..

The 1989 redundancies were made as Haringey was forced to make huge cuts as a result of rate capping and government cuts in the rate support grant. The council used a points procedure which took into account standards of work, absence levels, timekeeping and so on.
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