Tesco Fights Ban On 'Fire And Rehire' Tactic

By Adele Redmond (June 10, 2022, 5:33 PM BST) -- An injunction against firing supermarket warehouse workers and rehiring them on less favorable contracts has the "extraordinary" effect of preventing their dismissal altogether, Tesco's lawyers told a London appeals court Thursday in a case that could shape the future of the controversial employment practice.

The U.K. grocery store chain argued to the Court of Appeal that the order in February overreached by restricting its right to terminate contracts that entitled workers to higher retained pay — an incentive the company implemented in 2009 to avoid losing experienced staff when it closed certain warehouses — when there was no explicit clause to prohibit...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!