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Tesco Wins Court Appeal Over ‘Fire and Rehire’ Worker Spat

  • Judges overturn decision which prevented retailer using policy
  • Ruling sets precedent for other employers adopting the tactic

Tesco Plc won a bid to overturn a legal ruling preventing the supermarket giant from using “fire and rehire” tactics, handing a boost to employers looking for ways to cut costs.

The practice, in which companies rehire workers on worse terms, has gained ground recently and came under scrutiny in the UK after P&O Ferries sought to fire hundreds of its crew and replace them with cheaper labor.