TUPE – 6 new rules now in effect (1 still to come)

The new transfer of undertakings legislation is upon us. Any business taking over another business or service contract (business transfer) should know about these changes: Dismissals following business transfer are less likely to be automatically unfair. The new rules have… Read on

TUPE: another reason to avoid harmonisation of terms

Could two employees whose benefits were reduced after a business transfer force the employer to give them their old terms back? Yes, says the Court of Appeal in Hazel v. The Manchester College. Background The College cut the wages of… Read on

Getting a business ready for sale: Unfair dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that it will be unlawful to dismiss an employee simply to make a business more attractive for a purchaser, even when no purchaser has been identified. In this case, Spaceright Europe Ltd had dismissed… Read on

What is an ‘ETO’ reason?

An ‘ETO’ reason is an ‘economic, technical or organisational reason’ to make staff changes, or changes to terms and conditions, following a TUPE transfer. Staff who are dismissed for a reason that is directly related to a TUPE transfer will… Read on