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Lubbe and ors v Cape Plc HL 2000

Case Summary


As a general rule a British based employer intending to employ overseas nationals in their own country will set up, or already own, a locally incorporated subsidiary which will be the employer. The UK parent company will therefore not generally have any direct contractual relationship with or liability to those employees.

This note is to draw attention to a possible development which may result in UK parent companies in such a situation having some direct liability to employees of an overseas subsdiary.

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