Foster and others v British Gas plc [1991] IRLR 268 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • When Directives are directly effective

    Date:
    1 July 1991

    In Foster and others v British Gas plc (18 April 1991) EOR38B, the House of Lords rejects a "narrow or strained construction" of the test set out by the European Court of Justice for determining whether a particular employer is an organisation whose employees are entitled to rely upon the provisions of a Community Directive which has direct effect.