Thompson and others v (1) Walon Car Delivery and (2) BRS Automotive Ltd [1997] IRLR 343 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: Settlement did not protect transferee

    Date:
    1 July 1997

    In Thompson and others v (1) Walon Car Delivery and (2) BRS Automotive Ltd, the EAT holds that the transferee of an undertaking was not entitled to rely upon a settlement negotiated by the transferor so as to exclude employees' unfair dismissal claims, where the employees were dismissed prior to the transfer and the settlement was not finalised until after the transfer took place.