Inex Home Improvements Limited v Hodgkins & Others UKEAT/0329/14/JOJ

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
Issues covered: Subcontracting; Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement; Temporary Lay Off

In Inex Home Improvements Limited v Hodgkins & Others UKEAT/0329/14/JOJ the claimant employees worked on contracts which had been subcontracted to Inex, their employer, by another organisation.  The work was released by the main contractor in tranches, each with its own works number.  During November and December 2012 Inex completed works subject to work order no.8.  No new order had been issued.  It was anticipated that the next order would be issued in January 2013.  Temporarily, there was no work for the employees to do.  They were employed under the terms of the Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement which allowed for lay off. 

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This article is correct at 27/10/2015

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