TUPE is designed to protect employees' rights when a business is transferred to new owners. It's often complex, so if you're going to be part of a TUPE transfer, it's a good idea to get specialist legal advice.
TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. TUPE is designed to implement European law, to protect employee’s rights on a business transfer. Subject to certain limited exceptions, if your employment continues with a new employer, your terms and conditions should stay the same – unless you agree to a change or your contract allows you this.
The aim of TUPE is to make sure that your rights are protected.
Our employment team are highly experienced in dealing with company restructures and outsourcing arrangements. Because we routinely act for both employers and employees, we see things from all angles in TUPE cases. That means that we can often anticipate arguments which may be put to us and have responses ready. If you’re facing the transfer of your job to another company or organisation, you’ll want to get independent legal advice to make sure that you’re being treated fairly.