MITIE Managed Services Ltd v French and others [2002] IRLR 512 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: Right to share options may be varied on transfer

    11 November 2002

    In MITIE Managed Services Ltd v French and others, the EAT holds that a contractual right to participate in an employer's profit-sharing scheme may, following a TUPE transfer, become a right to participate in a scheme of "substantial equivalence" only, if the right to continue participating in the original scheme is absurd, impossible or unjust.

  • Transfer decision could force benefits policies

    5 November 2002

    A recent ruling means companies could be obliged to set up comparable benefit schemes when taking on TUPE staff. By Harriet Bowell of Stephenson Harwood.

  • Employers left guessing about transfers and PRP

    20 August 2002

    At last a ruling by the EAT has been handed down on how TUPE applies to profit-related pay schemes, but uncertainly still reigns. By Gareth Brahams, a partner in the employment department of Lewis Silkin Solicitors.