TUPE stands for ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’.

These are a set of rules that are designed to protect the employment rights of staff when the organisation they are working in is sold or transferred to someone else. It also covers staff who are ‘contracted out’. The TUPE rules make sure that an employee’s existing contractual rights and benefits, along with their length of service, is preserved upon a change of employer.

 

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