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Transfer of undertakings: Mere effluxion of time will not sever the link between dismissal and transfer of undertaking

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    Taylor v Connex South Eastern Ltd EAT/1243/99 (0 other reports)

An employee who refused to agree harmonised terms and conditions of employment that were to his detriment two years after his contract of employment was transferred pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations, was dismissed for a reason connected with the transfer, holds the EAT in Taylor v Connex South Eastern Ltd 5.7.2000 EAT 1243/99. That dismissal was therefore automatically unfair. The mere passage of time does not in itself constitute a weakening to the point of dissolution of the chain of causation between a transfer and such changes. Nor is it relevant that a majority of employees have agreed them.