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ECJ rules that change of catering contractor was a transfer of an undertaking

Abler v Sodexho, ECJ

* * * A hospital had outsourced catering services for patients and staff to an external contractor.The contractor prepared and served meals on the hospital's premises.A new contractor, Sodexho, was appointed.The ECJ rejected Sodexho's argument that, because it provided its own menus, stock, recipes, and staff and so took over none of the previous contractor's workforce or assets, there was no transfer of an undertaking on the change of contractor.