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Employment Law

Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. They protect employees’ rights when the business they work for transfers to a new employer because of a merger, or where the business is sold or bought.

TUPE can be difficult to understand and even harder to apply. We can provide bespoke advice if you are an employer struggling with TUPE and suspect you may be being taken advantage of, or are concerned about your duties to employees.

 

What do employers need to know about TUPE?

As an employer TUPE can be difficult to understand, but it is vital to ensure you do to make sure you protect your business from claims. To fully understand TUPE as an employer you need to know:

  • when TUPE could apply
  • what TUPE legally means
  • what you have to do to comply with TUPE
  • what the implications of TUPE could be
  • what other steps you can take to protect your business from TUPE

 

Our TUPE advice for employers

TUPE applies every day to an enormous number of different business transactions, and it is essential that employers of all sizes understand what employment liabilities can arise. To ensure we meet the needs of each employer and their unique situation we provide bespoke TUPE advice, which includes:

  • Whether TUPE applies
  • Which employees should transfer under TUPE
  • Challenging the other employer and obtaining the information you need
  • Protecting yourself against claims by affected employees
  • Changing terms and conditions following a TUPE transfer

 

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As dedicated employment law solicitors we have built a strong reputation, with clients often commenting on our ‘exceptional’ service and commitment to going the extra mile. Working with you to understand your needs and creating bespoke advice in a cost-effective manner.

We are recognised by leading legal directory, The Legal 500, which notes in particular our ‘strong track record for contentious work’ and the work of Stephen Jennings, our head of team, delivering clear results.

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