Don’t fly with us …

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Yet another story in the news today about the possibility of redundancies. UK airline Flybe has cancelled many flights because of the prospect of having to make staff redundant.

This has occurred because Flybe appears to be in serious financial difficulties.

As discussed in previous blogs, redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal of employees if carried out correctly. The definition of redundancy appears in Section 139 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Flybe cancels flights amid redundancy talks

Flights from Belfast City Airport and from Birmingham are among the dozens of flights affected.

Copyright Seán J Crossan, 3 April 2019

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult a suitably qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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