In a world of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and outsourcing arrangements, our in-depth knowledge of TUPE Regulations and the legal issues around business transfers can help you.
In order to get you the best possible outcome from uncertain and complex situations, we can offer comprehensive legal advice and assistance when your employment is transferred to a new employer.
Your employment might transfer to a new employer in a number of different situations. For example it might sell its business to another owner, there might be a merger of business, or your employment might be contracted out or change to another contractor.
In many TUPE cases, employee transfers involve change and uncertainty in the workplace with the possibility of redundancy. Often sufficient information is not provided to employees about the consequences of the business transfer.
Employers also often indicate before or after the transfer that they intend to “harmonise” Terms & Conditions agreements with those of the new employer. The implications of this and your legal rights in these situations can frequently be unclear.
You may be wondering what your legal rights are in respect to TUPE transfers or if the “harmonisation” means giving up favourable terms and conditions. TUPE is a complicated area of employment law and it's recommended that you get expert legal advice if you lack confidence that your rights are being properly looked after.
At Slater and Gordon Lawyers we have expert TUPE Solicitors who can advise you fully on your rights when your employment is transferred, and help you to enforce those rights, including through an employment tribunal if necessary.
To help you understand more about TUPE and your legal rights, our Employment Solicitors have prepared an online legal advice guide to TUPE Regulations which you can download and print.
What does TUPE mean? Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations; & TUPE is pronounced tu-pee.
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