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With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links of London, Barry Ross looks at the plight of the workforce when companies face going under and the role of HR.
The European Court of Justice has held that "pre-pack" administration, which is designed to facilitate the sale of a business as a going concern in the event of insolvency, may not prevent employees from having TUPE rights.
A Northern Ireland tribunal has awarded protective awards of 90 days' pay to former City Link employees over the company's failure to consult on their redundancies.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal examined the TUPE provisions that mean that employees do not automatically transfer where the transferor is "under the supervision of an insolvency practitioner".
In DLA Piper's case of the week, AEI Cables Ltd v GMB and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employment tribunal, when setting a protective award for failure to inform and consult on redundancies, should have taken account of the period during which the company was insolvent.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to insolvency.