Initial Contract Services Limited v Harrison and others EAT/64/01

Reports relating to this case:

  • Case round up

    Date:
    1 April 2002

    Each month our resident experts from Pinsent Curtis Biddle brings you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Case roundup: Share options and transfer of undertakings

    Date:
    5 March 2002

    This week's case roundup, covering the unlawful cancellation of share options and the definition of an "undertaking".

  • Transfer of undertakings: Cleaning operation was not a stable economic entity

    Date:
    11 February 2002

    In Initial Contract Services Ltd v Harrison and others, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that there was no stable economic entity, and hence no undertaking in existence, where a cleaning operation run by a putative transferor from 1982 until 1999 was marked by extreme fluctuations in the number of employees it employed over the years, as well as changes in the tasks carried out.