Redundancy: Four-week closure was not temporary cessation of business
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Whitbread plc t/a Whitbread Berni Inns v Flattery and others EAT/287/94, EAT/531/94, EAT/683/94 (0 other reports)
The closure of a hotel restaurant for four weeks, to allow refurbishment to reflect its change of style to a "brasserie", did not amount to a temporary cessation of business for the purposes of the statutory definition of redundancy, holds the EAT in Whitbread plc t/a Whitbread Berni Inns v Flattery and others. There was no redundancy situation in this case, and restaurant staff purportedly "made redundant" during the closure were unfairly dismissed.