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Continuity of employment: Changes in composition of charity's management committee did not break continuity

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    Affleck and others v Newcastle Mind and others [1999] IRLR 405 EAT (0 other reports)

The employees of an unincorporated association which was a registered charity were employed by the members of the executive committee for the time being in whom the management function of the charity was vested and not, as two employment tribunals had found, by the members of the charity who paid subscriptions and made contributions to it, holds the EAT in Affleck and others v Newcastle Mind and others 13.4.99 EAT 537/98, 538/98, 788/98, and 786/98. Consequently, whether or not an unincorporated association was also a registered charity, its employees had continuity of employment for the purposes of bringing tribunal proceedings against it despite changes in the composition of the executive committee which constituted their employer.

Mr Affleck and others ("the employees") were employees of the charity Newcastle Mind ("the charity").