Hay v George Hanson (Building Contractors) Ltd [1996] IRLR 427 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Hay v George Hanson (Building Contractors) Ltd

    Date:
    1 August 1996

    In Hay v George Hanson (Building Contractors) Ltd [1996] IRLR 427 EAT, the EAT held that an employee who had expressed unhappiness about the prospect of working for the transferee could not be said to have objected to (or refused) the transfer. An employee who refuses outright to transfer should, said the EAT, inform his or her employer in clear and unequivocal terms (whether by word or deed, or by a combination of the two) that he or she refuses to work for the transferor.

  • Transfer of undertakings: Employee's objection to transfer meant no dismissal

    Date:
    15 June 1996

    An industrial tribunal was entitled to find that an employee objected to transferring to a new employer and informed his employer of that objection, holds the EAT in Hay v George Hanson (Building Contractors) Ltd.