The Manchester College v Hazel and Huggins [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
Issues covered: TUPE; Harmonisation; Reengagement

The claimants‟ employment was transferred to the respondent under TUPE, who then sought cost savings through voluntary redundancies and pay cuts. The claimants were assured that their jobs were safe and were offered new employment contracts on reduced pay which they refused to sign. The claimants were then dismissed. They subsequently agreed to these new contracts and continued in employment. However they sued for unfair dismissal. The Employment Tribunal found that the reason for the dismissals was not to effect changes to the workforce; rather they were for economic, technical or organisational reasons and were connected with the

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This article is correct at 07/09/2012

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