Hardy and others v Meter U Ltd ET/1700982/10 to ET/1700986/10

Reports relating to this case:

  • TUPE transfers: move to franchise model not ETO reason for dismissal

    Date:
    17 November 2011

    In this case, the employment tribunal had to decide the exceptionally difficult issue of whether or not employees who were TUPE transferred to a company that engaged individuals only under a franchise agreement were unfairly dismissed. Unsurprisingly, the panel members were divided on their reasoning and there is expected to be an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).