Employment matters: The legal rights of Clerys’ staff

With the store liquidated, their employer, for all intents and purposes, no longer exists – but there is hope for those staff not directly employed by Clerys

21st June, 2015

The announcement on June 12 that Clerys had gone into liquidation took many people by surprise, none more so that the department store’s staff.

As the company has gone into liquidation, the employment relationship simply no longer exists. The workers’ jobs are therefore gone and those employed directly by Clerys are unlikely to have any options.

However, one point worth noting is that media coverage suggests that a number of the affected employees...

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