Guide

EU employment law

EU laws on informing and consulting workers

There are various European Union (EU) laws that require employers - under certain circumstances – to inform and consult with their workers' representatives.

These are:

  • during collective redundancy situations
  • during transfers of undertakings, ie when a business - or part of a business - transfers from one employer to another
  • ongoing information and consultation arrangements at a national level
  • ongoing information and consultation arrangements at a transnational level

For more information, see EU law on information and consultation with worker representatives.

Important: This information is still current but could change as a result of the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.