". . . excellent personal service . . ."
Protecting your TUPE rights – for you and us, it’s personal
Are you an employee feeling uncertain about how your employment may be affected after your employer’s business is sold, taken over or merged with another owner? Or has your employer lost a service contract to a competitor and do you want to make sure you are treated correctly? If so we can help.
What is TUPE?
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 or ‘TUPE’ for short, governs what happens to ‘affected employees’ when a business or ‘undertaking’ is sold or transferred to another person or company. TUPE also applies in many outsourcing contracts when there is a change of contractor. TUPE offers employees special rights and protections.
What does TUPE do?
If there has been ‘a relevant transfer’, TUPE applies. It protects employees (and only employees) affected by the transfer in a number of ways:
- it requires the outgoing employer or contractor (the ‘transferor’) and the incoming employer or contractor (the ‘transferee’) to inform and possibly consult about the transfer with their respective employees.
- the employees who are employed in the business or undertaking that changes ownership, or where there is a change of contractor will have their employment automatically transfer to the new owner or contractor on their existing terms and conditions of employment. This is known as the ‘automatic transfer principle’.
- any subsequent changes to the existing contracts of employment may well be void and unenforceable by the new employer.
- a dismissal of an employee can be automatically unfair if it is linked to a TUPE transfer.
TUPE does not apply to the sale of shares in a limited company. It may, however, apply to any re-organisation that takes place before (or after) the shares are sold. And you employer will have to make sure it does not act in breach of your contract of employment or unfairly towards you.
How can we help you?
At Quantrills our employment law solicitors are TUPE experts who can discuss your particular circumstances and advise you if TUPE applies and if so what are your rights and how these can be best protected. We can help you challenge your employer’s actions or we can act on your behalf.
Reasons to Choose
Expert help from Solicitors
Jargon Free Advice
Convenient Easy Access
Best Client Care
Becoming our client is a straightforward process. However, before choosing Quantrills as your employment law solicitors you and us will want to be completely sure we are the right people to help you achieve your objectives. Having looked at our web site, if you like our approach and would like to discuss how we can help you, getting started is easy.
At Quantrills we are flexible in how we work with you and how we progress your case...
We welcome calls from our clients. Call us any time between 08.30AM to 5.30PM Monday to Friday to discuss your case. We will do our best to speak with you when you call, or if we can’t, you will get a call back as soon as possible.
01473 688 100Or request a call back
If it’s more convenient for you do come and see us. We do an excellent coffee. Whilst many of our clients don’t visit us, our offices are easy to find being just off junction 56 on the A14. Client meetings are by appointment and there is free car parking in front of our reception.Get Directions
We love emails; they help save time and avoid delays. Our case management system is set up to make the best use of them.Email us
Our web forms make it easy to give us the information we need from you. Our forms have a clever "save and return" feature so you can complete the form in more than one visit.View Forms