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Transfer of undertakings: Dismissal to comply with requirement imposed on new contractor was "ETO" reason

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    Whitehouse v Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd [1999] IRLR 492 CA (0 other reports)

A redundancy demanded by a hospital as a condition of awarding a contract for the provision of prosthetic services to a new contractor amounted to an "economic" reason for dismissal by the latter, holds the Court of Appeal in Whitehouse v Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd [1999] IRLR 492. The reason for dismissal related to the future conduct of the business, and would have applied equally to the previous contractor had its tender been successful.