What is consultation?

A number of 'consultations' are currently taking place across the University. We thought it best to give you a full definition of what we mean by this term.

If an employer proposes to make changes to an individual’s job where there is no longer a demand or reduced demand for the job(s) in question then formal consultation applies.

Consultation is a period of dialogue between the employer and affected staff and their recognised representatives with a view to reaching agreement on ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be dismissed for reason of redundancy.

The statutory minimum period of consultation is 30 days before dismissal where between 20 to 99 employees are at risk or 45 days for more than 100 employees.

The University of Leicester presently applies an extended consultation period of 90 days to all staff subject to potential redundancy.

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