Adams and others v British Airways plc [1996] IRLR 574 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Collectively agreed seniority provision did not apply on merger

    15 August 1996

    In Adams and others v British Airways plc, the Court of Appeal holds that a collective agreement incorporated into the individual contracts of employment of pilots recruited by British Airways - which provided that all "new entrants" joining BA as pilots would be put at the bottom of its seniority list - did not apply on the merger of BA with another major airline.