The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) protects the rights of individuals when the business or service they work for transfers to a different organisation.
Whether you are buying or selling a business, or dealing with the outsourced service, you need to understand your obligations to your existing and/or incoming staff.
There are specific information and consultation obligations for employers, which can entail needing to run an election process to elect employee representatives. A failure to properly manage your obligations will leave you exposed to complicated and costly claims. We will guide you through the process to help ensure you get it right.
We also provide corporate support to our Company & Commercial Team; handling the employee due diligence process and dealing with Settlement Agreements for anyone not transferring with the business.
Just as the rights individuals receive under TUPE don’t end when the transaction completes, our assistance doesn’t need to stop at that point. We can help you with any staffing issues that may arise as a result of the transfer, including looking at whether you can harmonise the terms and conditions of your workforce should you want to.