Employment law cases

Wilson and others v St Helens Borough Council; British Fuels Ltd v Baxendale and Meade [1998] IRLR 706 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: Dismissal by reason of transfer is effective

    15 November 1998

    Employees who are dismissed by the transferor of an undertaking, and then re-engaged by the transferee on different but agreed terms, are not entitled to retain the benefit of their previous terms of employment, holds the House of Lords in Wilson and others v St Helens Borough Council and Baxendale and Meade v British Fuels Ltd.