TUPE Advice for Employees
If you have a new employer as a result of your previous employer being sold, or your work being contracted out to a different business, it’s vital to ensure that your employment rights are clear. The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations – better known simply as ‘TUPE’ protect your employment rights. We can help you ensure that your rights are protected following a change of employer.
Our specialist team advises clients in different languages on a wide range of Employment Law matters. Call them on 0208 1111 911 or contact them through the website to discuss your circumstances with them.
What is TUPE and when is it relevant?
Typically TUPE applies in instances where you change employers but essentially retain the same job. For example, your employer might be bought by a different company as part of a merger or acquisition. Or, your employer may choose to outsource your department to an external company, with all employees transferring across to the outsourced company and continuing to do the same work.
There are certain situations will not apply. For example, if another company simply buys shares in your employer without buying them outright, TUPE wouldn’t apply as you would still be working for the same employer.
TUPE ensures that your employment rights and your years of service (which can impact on your pension and any redundancy settlements) remain the same as they were before.
We can advise on whether you are entitled to TUPE protection and help you establish whether or not the change of employer has been handled correctly.
How do I get advice on TUPE for my change of employment?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The initial call is free and will help us determine whether or not you need any legal support. If we think you need legal advice of any kind, we’ll advise you of our fees before you decide to instruct us.