Employee rights are preserved and protected by law when a business changes ownership in certain circumstances. The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, also known as TUPE, requires employers to inform and consult staff when purchasing, selling or restructuring a business. The same rules apply when outsourcing or bringing a business function back in house.
TUPE obligations are highly complex. It is advisable to seek legal advice at the early stages of a transfer to avoid the risk of costly unfair dismissal claims, Employment Tribunal proceedings and awards for failure to inform and consult under TUPE.
Our team of specialist employment solicitors has a wealth of experience advising clients on how to comply with TUPE regulations. We provide a highly bespoke and personally tailored service which meets the specific needs of your business or organisation. We are here to help employers with:
1. Information and consultation requirements of TUPE
2. Legal advice on redundancies in advance of or following a transfer
3. Unfair dismissal claims arising from TUPE
4. TUPE law training
5. Drafting letters to employees in relation to a transfer of their employment
6. Harmonisation of employment contracts
7. Drafting TUPE provisions in outsourcing agreements
You can rely on us as an expert source of advice on TUPE and we are ever mindful of working within important limiting factors such as management time and legal costs.
Our TUPE specialists are part of our London based employer law team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.