fire and rehire

Court of Appeal overturns injunction in Tesco “fire and rehire” case

In February this year, the High Court granted a highly unusual injunction preventing Tesco from using so-called ‘fire and re-hire’ to implement changes to terms and conditions for some of its workforce in order to remove a ‘permanent’ contractual entitlement to enhanced pay (see Be Aware 3 February 2022). The Court of Appeal has now […]

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Government to produce statutory code of practice on ‘fire and rehire’

On Tuesday 29 March the Labour Markets minister Paul Scully announced in Parliament that the government will be producing a new statutory code on the practice of ‘fire and rehire’. The code will also “clamp down on controversial tactics used by unscrupulous employers who fail to engage in meaningful consultations with employees”. The new statutory

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