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In brief

The Baker McKenzie London Employment team is delighted to welcome you back to our Industrial Action webinar miniseries with episode two, where we explore what businesses should do when they receive a ballot notice and the potential legal challenges and pitfalls that often arise. The contents of the ballot notice, ballot paper and industrial action notice are often key areas of dispute when there are challenges to the industrial action process, and are key considerations when organisations are considering injunctive relief.

Jonathan Tuck and Richard Cook dissect some of the key challenges and considerations for businesses should they receive a ballot notice, including assessing the accuracy of the employee categories affected, whether the union has correctly calculated the figure of affected employees in each category and workplace, and the potential identification of who is actually being balloted. They also explore the “after the ballot” process, including the notification of results and notice of industrial action, and issues that companies should consider when assessing the different stages of the process.

Stay tuned for our third and final episode, where we will look at the practical approaches to contingency planning for periods of industrial action.

Please click here to watch the video chat.

Watch episode one of our industrial action series here.


Jonathan Tuck is a partner in the Baker McKenzie employment department. Jonathan joined the Firm in June 2012 and completed secondments at Google between March and July 2015 and British Airways between July 2015 and January 2016.


Richard Cook is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie London office.