Collective Redundancy

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Collective Redundancy - (noun)


This describes a situation in which a large number of employees of a company lose their jobs. They don’t lose their job for disciplinary reasons but usually for economic reasons. The European Directive relating to collective redundancies gives the following definition: ‘dismissal affected by an employer for one or more reasons not related to the individual workers concerned’.


Source: Adapted from Cambridge English Dictionary and EurWork
Example of Use: In the UK a collective redundancy situation arises when an employer plans to dismiss, or make redundant, 20 or more employees within a period of 90 days or less.