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

    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).