Bligh and others v Stobart Ireland Driver Services Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIREAT TU29/2011, TU30/2011, TU31/2011
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTransfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
The appellant employees in this case worked in the transport section of a firm (Company K) that ran a chilled and frozen foods warehousing and national distribution centre for a large supermarket (company T). Company T decided to award the contract for these services to the respondent company Stobart Ireland Driver Services Limited (the respondent, company S). Had a transfer under the Regulations occurred? The rights Commissioner ruled no and the 18 appellant employees, supported by their union, appealed to the EAT. At the time of the transfer there were a total of 147 Company K employees allocated to the transport contract including 126 drivers with the remaining employees working in
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