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BEERG Newsletter - EWCs: easyJet decision explained

Some weeks ago, we reported on the decision by the UK’s Employment Appeals Tribunal in the case of easyJet. The EAT was asked if, under existing UK legislation, a UK-based company with an EWC in place on 31 December 2020, the last day of the so-called Brexit transition period, and which had taken steps to transfer the EWC to an EU jurisdiction, was also required to operate a separate EWC under UK law. 

Unbelievably, the EAT held that it was required to operate 2 EWCs even though the EAT realised that there would be practical difficulties in doing so. A second case, HSBC, to be heard in 2023goes further and asks that the EAT rule that any company, that had an EWC or SNB under UK law in place on December 31, 2020, be also obliged to continue to operate a separate, UK-based EWC. 

BEERG is hosting a webinar on this issue, to be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 17:00 CET

The Webinar will feature Tom Hayes and David Hopper from Lewis Silkin LLP. David has written a note explaining what the easyJet decision means. You can read the note at THIS LINK.

To register for the Webinar, click THIS LINK.

Published on: November 30, 2022

Authors: Tom Hayes, David Hopper

Topics: Employee Relations, Employment Law, The UK and European Union

Tom Hayes

Director of European Union and Global Labor Affairs, HR Policy Association

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David Hopper

Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP

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