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Contracts of employment: Employer's attempt to withdraw enhanced redundancy scheme fails

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    Lee and others v GEC Plessey Telecommunications [1993] IRLR 383 HC (0 other reports)

An employer had no right to withdraw unilaterally its employees' contractual entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments, holds the High Court in Lee and others v GEC Plessey Telecommunications. Furthermore, those entitlements were not extinguished by a collective agreement reached between the employer and relevant trade unions, because the terms of such agreements were no longer automatically incorporated into contracts of employment.