Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
A transfer of undertakings (TUPE) applies in connection with either a business transfer such as where a business is sold or a service provision change for example where a service is outsourced or re-tendered to another contractor. As an employer, there are many risks around a TUPE transfer including the position that a dismissal connected to a TUPE transfer is normally automatically unfair. There are detailed considerations when either transferring out employees or receiving new employees under a TUPE provision. Many employers are oblivious to the requirements of TUPE. Sometimes, this can result in serious financial consequences by way of compensation being awarded at an employment tribunal. Contact us today for a free no obligation discussion on the effects that TUPE may have either to you as a business or as an employee.
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