Employment law cases

Beckmann v Dynamco Whicheloe Macfarlane Ltd [2002] IRLR 578 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: Early retirement pension paid on redundancy dismissal not excluded by TUPE

    1 August 2002

    Early retirement and enhanced benefits paid on dismissal for redundancy to employees who have reached a certain age are not "old-age, invalidity or survivors' benefits" within the meaning of article 3(4) of the EC Business Transfers Directive, even if those benefits were calculated by reference to the rules for calculating normal pension benefits, holds the European Court of Justice in Beckmann v Dynamco Whicheloe Macfarlane Ltd.