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TUPE: An eighties vibe

04 April 2014  

Helen Cookson examines a recent Court of Appeal decision on the harmonisation of employees’ terms and conditions after a business transfer

What do you remember of 1985? Were you even born? It seems a long way off now – the year the first mobile phone call was made in the UK. It was also the year that the Court of Appeal gave its judgment in Berriman v Delabole Slate Ltd [1985]. The mobile phones may be smaller, but Berriman continues to shape the application of the UK’s legislation protecting employees on the transfer of an undertaking.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Berriman v Delabole Slate Ltd [1985] ICR 546

    Hazel & anor v The Manchester College [2014] EWCA Civ 72

    Wilson v St Helen’s Borough Council [1998] ICR 1141