Berwick Salmon Fisheries Co Ltd v Rutherford and others [1991] IRLR 203 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Continuous employment: Break between seasonal contracts not a "temporary cessation"

    Date:
    10 May 1991

    In Berwick Salmon Fisheries Co Ltd v Rutherford and others the EAT holds that periods fishermen spent out of work between seasonal contracts of employment could not be described as "relatively short". The breaks were not therefore "temporary cessations of work" within the statutory definition and continuity of employment was broken.