No children. He has 2 from a previous marriage
Financial rights regarding what? His business assets and savings(not the house)?
What is the work you do worth? Has he ever promised you anything which you are worried he wont fulfill?
If we separated would I be eligible for any financial contribution from him to find somewhere to live and cover the period until I am in full time employment again (I currently work part-time as well as doing racing work). He also has a business as well as the racing yard. I do not expect his business, house or savings assets.
The work I do is worth approximately £15k a year in this part of the world. He hasn't promised me anything. Perhaps that is the issue
So it is seperation that concerns you not death?
Other than an employment claim you are not married and have no children so have no claim for any maintenance.
Your financial situation isnt strong therefore I am afraid.
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What is an employment claim and how much is it worth?
You are entitled to continue your employment with him even after you split up. If you find it intolerable to continue to work there. All he makes it is so uncomfortable that you cannot work there, then you can bring a claim in the employment tribunal.
With a wage of £100 per week, even ifyou win, it is not going to provide you with enough income to live on. You areunlikely to get more than a few thousand pounds.
My colleague Claire has kindly added
Actually since she says she helped him start the business she has a good if limited claim to a suitable lump sum to help her move on.
I can expand that.
It depends if you actually were involved in the business itself and setup or simply worked there.
Employees have no right to a share of the busines they work in, but if you were part of the business you may have a claim.