In Abler and others v Sodexho, the ECJ holds that Article 1 of Directive 77/187 (the "Business Transfers Directive") must be interpreted as applying to the situation where a second supplier of catering services, replacing the first, takes over the provision of catering services to a captive market and uses the same premises and equipment used by the first provider, regardless of whether or not the second supplier agrees to take on the employees of the first.
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