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GrannyIris5 Sun 17-Feb-19 11:41:13

I’m struggling to understand if this government scheme would apply to me.
I work for a local post office that is franchised, my boss has decided to sell up and it seems that he has a prospective buyer.
Does anyone know if the new owner has to keep me employed or can I just be ‘let go’ entitilled to redundancy etc. I’ve only 2 1/2 years to state pension so don’t rate my chances of another job.

PECS Sun 17-Feb-19 13:12:09

Oh,, it may depend on who actually employs you. Sounds like the franchise owner. Do you have a contract? The answer may be in there.

GrannyIris5 Sun 17-Feb-19 14:11:22

Thanks PECS, never had a contract?? but I’ve been there since ‘94 and been asleep since then. Employed by franchise owner.

oldgimmer1 Sun 17-Feb-19 14:30:35

I don't believe the fact that you have no written contract matters. You have an implied contract.

Ring ACAS and Google their guidance.

Helski Sun 17-Feb-19 14:33:45

TUPE means Transfer Undertakings of Permanent Staff or near enough. Roughly it means that if you have worked somewhere and the new owner continues a similar business he is obliged to offer you a job with the same T and C's as before. I'm not sure though whether this applies to any size of business or only large ones. Sorry not to be of more help.

cornergran Sun 17-Feb-19 14:39:34

Agree with oldgimmer, phone ACAS. The staff are very helpful and will give accurate advice. It can be reassuring to have a phone conversation rather than rely on information on the web. Hope it all works out for you.

GrannyIris5 Fri 01-Mar-19 10:16:50

Just rung ACAS, they say my employment will transfer over and sending me an email to show to my employer.