What TUPE means and how to navigate it
TUPE protects employees when their employing business is bought or sold, or where certain service contracts change from one supplier to another. We can help you navigate this complicated process.
We will advise you on whether TUPE applies and, if it does, how best to manage the process, ensuring that every procedure is carried out correctly and that you do not place yourself at risk from ‘protective’ awards, unfair dismissal or any other claims.
Buying a business: negotiating the best deal
We will make sure that you have ticked every box and that the purchase price is an appropriate one. We can carry out due diligence checks on the business you are buying and ensure that you are fully aware of what you are acquiring.
We will assess the business for risks, such as difficult employees, tribunal claims and unexpected payments, and make sure the contract that you enter into reflects what we find.
We will make sure that you get the best deal from the seller. We can provide expert advice on the purchase contract, and help draw it up if required, ensuring that TUPE is used to your fullest advantage.
Selling a business: what you have to do
If you are selling a business, we will advise you on whether TUPE applies and, if it does, help to make sure that you navigate the rules and fulfil all the necessary requirements so that you avoid unfair dismissal or any other claims.
We will ensure that you provide all the required information to the purchaser within the set timeframes, that the process is handled correctly and in your favour, and that you get the best possible deal.
We will make sure that you get the best deal from the buyer. We can provide expert advice on the sales contract, and help draw it up if required, ensuring that TUPE is used to your fullest advantage.
Expertise for employers
Starting employment: contracts and policies
During employment: handling staff problems
Common issues raised by staff
- Bullying and harassment
- Constructive dismissal
- Family rights and flexible working
- Holiday and working time
- Pay and pensions