Merged group in £8k Tupe rethink

A newly merged voluntary organisation in Leicestershire has paid £8,000 compensation to a former manager after accepting that Tupe employment-transfer rules should have applied during the merger process.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, which was formed by a merger of South Leicestershire Council for Voluntary Service and Market Harborough Volunteer Centre, paid the amount to former volunteer centre manager Joan Berry.

Both sides agreed on a settlement the morning the tribunal case was due to start. Joanna Hamilton-Colclough, chief officer at VASL, said: "Our initial advice was that Tupe did not apply. A test case found otherwise and we are prepared to accept that it should have."

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