Allen and Others v Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd: ECJ 10 Dec 1999

The European rules protecting employees rights on the transfer of undertakings operated also when employees when employees were transferred between two separate companies which were subsidiaries of another. They were legally distinct employers, even though some management was common within the group.


Times 10-Dec-1999, [2000] ICR 436, C-234/98, [2000] IRLR 119, [1999] EUECJ C-234/98




Council Directive 77/187/EEC




CitedSpijkers v Gebroeders Benedik Abattoir ECJ 18-Mar-1986
ECJ Social policy – approximation of laws – transfers of undertakings – safeguarding of employees’ rights – Directive no 77/187 – transfer – meaning
(Council Directive no 77/187, art. 1(1).
The . .
CitedSuzen v Zehnacker Gebaudereinigung Krankenhausservice (Judgment) ECJ 11-Mar-1997
A transfer of a contract to provide business services, without the transfer of significant assets was not a transfer of an undertaking within the Directive. Nevertheless the transfer of tangible assets was only one factor among several. . .

Cited by:

ConsideredADI (UK) Limited v Firm Security Group Limited CA 22-Jun-2001
ADI appealed against a decision that, when they took over a services contract, there had been a transfer within the Regulations.
Held: Though no assets tangible or otherwise, had been transferred, this was a contract to provide services at a . .
CitedFairhurst Ward Abbotts Limited v Botes Building Limited and others CA 13-Feb-2004
A claim was made under the TUPE regulations. The company replied that the part of the business transferred was not a discrete economic entity.
Held: The regulations did not require that in order to be governed by the regulations, a business . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.


Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.77740