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

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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.