USDAW v Tesco Stores Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWHC 201
Legal BodyEngland and Wales High Court (EWHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy, Contracts of Employment, Pay
The claimant, a trade union and three trade union representatives, brought a claim against the defendant in relation to act of ‘fire and re-hire’. In 2007, the defendant closed a number of distribution centres and opened new ones. To retain staff, the defendant offered enhanced payments known as ‘retained pay’ for as long as they remained in their current role. The statement at the time stated the retained pay was ‘guaranteed for life’ and that it would increase with pay increases. The contract was changed noting that the enhanced pay would only be changed by mutual consent, promotion or a change of working pattern requested by the employee.
In January 2021,
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