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Seahorse Maritime Limited v Nautilus UKEAT/0821/16

TUPE and jurisdiction

This case concerned what is a ‘separate establishment’ for the purposes of section 188 Trade Union and Labour relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (collective consultation for redundancy purposes) and whether a tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a claim where most of Sealion’s ships were located outside the UK.

Section 188 provides that employers must inform and collectively consult where there are 20 or more redundancies at one establishment within 90 days or less.

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