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2016/47 Transferor’s undocumented practice of paying retirees more than required by law crosses to transferee, even though the transferee was unaware of the practice (GR)

Keywords Transfer of undertakings, acquired rights
Authors Effie Mitsopoulou
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Effie Mitsopoulou
Effie Mitsopoulou is a partner with Kyriakides Georgopoulos in Athens,
  • Abstract

      A company’s unofficial practice of providing an extra amount on top of the statutory severance payable upon retirement is considered an acquired right which binds the new employer in the case of a transfer of the undertaking. This applies whether or not the transferee was aware of it.

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