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.
Taking over a service contract
Our specialist employment solicitors can help make taking a service contract from a competitor as straightforward as possible. We will advise on whether TUPE applies and how best to protect you and your client during the transfer.
We will help you get a clear picture of what you are taking over and what to expect from the competitor handing over the contract. We will ensure that your interests are protected throughout the process.
Getting outsourcing right
If you are outsourcing any part of your business to a third party, or are planning to do so, we will advise you whether TUPE applies and, if it does, ensure that you manage the process correctly.
From negotiating terms with a new service provider to dealing with any changes of supplier, we will make sure that your business is in the best possible position.
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