Meter U Ltd v Ackroyd and others; Meter U Ltd v Hardy and others [2012] IRLR 367 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • TUPE: Dismissal of staff who refused to become franchisees following transfer could be for ETO reason

    Date:
    14 August 2012

    In Meter U Ltd v Ackroyd and others; Meter U Ltd v Hardy and others [2012] IRLR 367 EAT, the EAT held that the dismissal of staff who refused to become franchisees following a transfer was capable of being for an ETO reason. Genuine franchisees were not employees, so the requirement for "changes in the workforce" was met provided that the new arrangement was not a sham.

  • TUPE transfers: move to franchise model can be ETO reason for dismissal

    Date:
    8 March 2012

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the dismissal of employees transferred to a company that engaged individuals only under a franchise agreement could amount to an economic, technical or organisational reason (ETO) for dismissal entailing changes to the workforce.