TUPE - what does it mean and does it apply to you?
When your company outsources some of its work you might hear people talking about TUPE. Likewise, if your company – or the part of it that you work in – is sold, you might hear those initials and wonder what they mean and whether they apply to you.
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.
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. When you come to us for help, we’ll listen to your story and get a complete understanding of what’s happening to you. We’ll use our experience and knowledge to tell you what your options are. If you want us to, we can talk to your employer for you, taking the pressure off you at what could be a stressful time.
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.
At Tees, we don’t believe in making life any more complicated than it is already. TUPE can sometimes seem designed to confuse, but we’ll do our best to make it clear and to explain things in plain English.
When you work with us, you’ll be at the centre of everything we do. Our aim will always be to get the best possible outcome for you. We’ll be with you every step of the way until we reach a resolution that meets your needs. We’re always happy to see you in person, but we’ll keep in touch by phone, email and letter – whatever works for you, so you only need to come to our office if you want to.
If your job is being transferred to another business, come and talk to us about how we can help. Give us a call for a confidential chat.
For an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.
We’re here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.
Our top priority is to continue serving our clients and protecting our employees and clients alike.
We are open and working to help clients.
As a flexible and technologically-adept firm, we already had many home-working systems in place. We have now rolled this technology out to all our employees working for clients, so they can continue to work normally - and from home.
If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.