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LOM Management Ltd v Sweeny - Fundamentals of a TUPE claim [2012] EAT

In order for a Claimant to establish that TUPE applies where there has been an assignation of a commercial lease, it must first be proved that there existed an economic entity before the assignation which retained its identity afterwards.

From 2005 Miss Sweeny was employed by her parents as duty manager at MacConnell’s Bar, which was owned by a brewery but of which her parents were tenants. In December 2010, the lease was assigned to LOM Management Ltd, at a time when Miss Sweeny was away on holiday. When she returned from holiday in January 2011, she discovered from LOM that she no longer had a job at the pub. 

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