Your rights when a business is being sold

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If your employer sells the business you may be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

 

Resources available

The Employee Representative Guide for Non-union workplaces provides you with all the resources you need to be an effective Employee Representative in a non-unionised workplace.

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Employee Representative Guide for non-union workplaces

Best of the web

Guidance on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 – for employers, employees and representatives.

Takeovers and Transfers

Selling a business – rights and responsibilities 

Mergers, takeovers and transfers

ACAS on transfer of undertakings

 

Disclaimer

This resource is published by Employee Rescue Limited. Please note that the information and any commentary on the law contained herein is provided for information purposes only. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. Employee Rescue accepts no responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the material contained in this publication.

Further specialist advice should be taken before relying on the contents of this publication. You can send an e-mail to thelawyers@employeerescue.co.uk for such specialist advice if required.
 

 

Case Study

In the Scottish case of Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd [2003], Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed. Ms Collins had been the manager of Victoria Wine, run by First Quench Retailing, for about ten years. When Mrs Collins started in the shop she had been concerned about security and raised this with management. Since 1977 there had been 13 reported crimes at the shop, including five thefts, one minor assault, one serious assault and one assault with intent to rob. There were two armed robberies in 1994 and four... Read More
Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed.Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd
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