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CJEU - Case C-426/11 / Judgment

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Policy area:
Employment and social policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Third Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
18/07/2013

Key facts of the case:

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Transfer of undertakings — Directive 2001/23/EC — Safeguarding of employees’ rights — Collective agreement applicable to the transferor and to the employee at the time of the transfer.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Third Chamber) hereby rules:

Article 3 of Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses, must be interpreted as precluding a Member State from providing, in the event of a transfer of an undertaking, that dynamic clauses referring to collective agreements negotiated and adopted after the date of transfer are enforceable against the transferee, where that transferee does not have the possibility of participating in the negotiation process of such collective agreements concluded after the date of the transfer.