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

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unfair dismissal | transfer of undertakings | ETO reason | franchise

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the dismissal of employees TUPE 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.