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TUPE: Never a dull moment?

03 April 2015  

Charles Wynn-Evans rounds up recent case law on service provision changes and other thorny TUPE issues

Notwithstanding the reforms made in early 2014, the transfer of undertakings legislation continues to give rise to cases considering technical arguments about the law’s scope and requirements. Combined with the acute fact sensitivity of its application, this perhaps accounts for the legislation’s continued reputation for uncertainty and unpredictability. This article reports on some of the recent case law in this area.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Case C-164/00 Beckmann v Dynamco Whicheloe Macfarland Ltd [2002] IRLR 578, ECJ

    Case C-186/83 Botzen v Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij BV [1985] ECR 519

    Ceva Freight (UK) Ltd v Seawell Ltd [2013] CSIH 59

    Costain Ltd v Armitage [2014] UKEAT/0048/14

    Determination in a complaint by Mr Michael Heyes 23 January 2015 (PO-3333)

    Eddie Stobart Ltd v Moreman & ors [2012] UKEAT/0223/11

    Edinburgh Home-Link Partnership & ors v The City of Edinburgh Council & ors [2012] UKEATS/0061/11

    Case C-324/86 Foreningen af Arbejdsledere I Danmark v Daddy’s Dance Hall [1988] ECR 739

    G4S Justice Services (UK) Ltd v Anstey [2006] UKEAT/0698/05

    LLDY Alexandria Ltd (formerly Loch Lomond Distillery Company Ltd) v (1) UNITE the Union (2) People for Work Ltd [2014] UKEATS/0002/14

    London Borough of Hillingdon v Gormanley & ors [2014] UKEAT/0169/14

    McCarrick v Hunter [2012] EWCA Civ 1399

    Metropolitan Resources Ltd v Churchill Developments Ltd (in liquidation) [2009] UKEAT/0286/08

    Ottimo Property Services Ltd v Duncan & anor [2015] UKEAT/0321/14

    Rynda (UK) Ltd v Rhijnsburger [2015] EWCA Civ 75

    Salmon v Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd & ors [2014] UKEAT/0304/14

    Taurus Group Ltd v Crofts [2012] UKEAT/0024/12

    Taylor v Connex South Eastern Ltd [2000] UKEAT/1243/99