Bligh and others v Stobart Ireland Driver Services Limited [2014]

  • Case Reference
    IREAT TU29/2011, TU30/2011, TU31/2011
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
Issues covered: Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings Regulations 2003

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

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This article is correct at 14/12/2015
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