In Alabama, franchisees are at a real disadvantage. Currently, there is no basic protection for franchisees in Alabama. These small businesses invest in and support local communities, yet Alabama franchisees risk losing everything due to the disproportionate power and unjust practices of corporate franchisors.
Specifically, the Alabama Franchisee Association will fight to for these concepts:
1. Protection from unjust terminations and non-renewals without good cause.
2. Protection from unjust restrictions on sales and transfers.
3. Protect the franchisees’ rights to pursue legal dispute with their franchisor in an Alabama Court under Alabama law.
4. Require that franchisors and franchisees must act in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner.