In the recent case of Peninsula Business Services Limited v Rees, McLachlan and Jaffier, the EAT found that employees had been automatically unfairly dismissed where the employer had not at the dismissal meetings informed the employees of their individual scores following a redundancy selection exercise. This was found to be a breach of the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures because the employees had not been properly informed as to why they had been selected for redundancy, nor were they given a reasonable opportunity to respond.

Although the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures have now been abolished, this case provides a helpful reminder for employers in relation to the level of transparency required in redundancy selection procedures.