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TUPE 1) Is there a relevant transfer?
a. Reg 3(1)(a) Is there an economic entity?
a.i. Reg 3(2) an economic entity is an organised grouping of resources which has the objective of pursuing an economic activity, whether or not that activity is central or ancillary b. Reg 3(1)(a) Has that economic entity been transferred?
b.i. Spikes - this is a question of fact b.i.1. IF YES GO TO QUESTION 2 - Is there a sale of a distinct business unit?
b.i.1.a. Is the intention of the parties to transfer sufficient assets to enable the buyer to continue the business in substantially the same form after the sale c. Reg 3(1)(b) Has there been a change in a service provision in which activities have ceased and Reg 3(3) applies?
c.i. Reg 3(3)(a) Immediately before the service provision change c.i.1. (i) there is an organised grouping of employees in Great Britain which has as its principal purpose the carrying out of activities concerned on behalf of the client c.i.2. (ii) the client intendeds that the activities will, following the change, be carried out by the transferee other than in connection with a single specific event or task of short-term duration; and c.i.3. Reg 3(3)(b) the activities concerned do not consist wholly or mainly of the supply of goods for the client's use 2) What is the effect of a relevant transfer?
a. Reg 4(1) an employee's contract of employment is not brought to an end by reason of the transfer and instead transfers from the seller to the buyer a.i. Reg 4(7) except where an employee expressly objects a.i.1. Reg 4(8) In which case their employment contract is treated as being terminated b. Reg 4(2) Employees will have the same rights c. Reg 4(3) Applies to all employees employed by the seller immediately before the transfer or who would have been so employed had they not been dismissed in the circumstances described below 3) Is the employee eligible to bring a claim for unfair dismissal?
a. Does the employee have 1 year's continuous employment (or 2 years if entered into employment contract on or after 6 April 2012)?
b. Can employee prove they have been dismissed; actual or constructive dismissal?
b.i. IF YES TO BOTH THEN GO TO QUESTION 4 b.ii. No to one or both b.ii.1. Wrongful dismissal claim (if employee did not commit a repudiatory breach) b.ii.1.a. Was the requisite amount of notice given by the employer?
b.ii.1.a.i. Fixed term-contract without a break clause b.ii.1.a.i.1. Termination prior to expiry will be a breach b.ii.1.a.ii. In absence of any expressly agreed period of notice there is an implied term of 'reasonable notice' b.ii.1.a.iii. Statutory minimum notice periods 86 ERA 1996 b.ii.1.a.iii.1. 1 weeks' notice after 1 month's continuous employment b.ii.1.a.iii.2. 2 weeks' notice after 2 years' continuous employment

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