TUPE

Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) laws safeguard employees’ rights when there is a transfer of a business or service from one organisation (the transferor) to another organisation (the transferee).

On a TUPE transfer, the contracts of employment of transferring staff transfer to the new employer, which also inherits the transferor’s duties and liabilities under those contracts.

After the transfer, the new employer is restricted in its ability to makes changes to the transferring employees’ contracts of employment.


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Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
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Mayfair club kitchen porters call for the Living Wage

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The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2019: Maximum compensation, holiday entitlement and positive action

2 May 2019

The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...

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TUPE: Were the reasons for dismissal personal?

14 Mar 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case looked at whether someone dismissed directly before a business transfer was right to claim...

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TUPE or not TUPE? NHS Trust did not unfairly dismiss workers

22 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal has found that a hospital trust did not unfairly dismiss 13 maintenance workers because they had not...

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Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

1 Feb 2019

How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...

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CBRE recognised for change management in Carillion collapse

21 Nov 2018

CBRE won the 2018 Personnel Today Award for Managing Change this evening, in recognition for the speedy transfer of Carillion’s...

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Real People HR made HR Consultancy of the Year 2018

21 Nov 2018

Real People HR walked away with HR Consultancy of the Year at tonight’s Personnel Today Awards 2018 in recognition of...

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CBRE makes an HR Impact with staff transfer from Carillion

21 Nov 2018

The HR Impact Award, sponsored by XpertHR, went to CBRE Global Workplace Solutions at the Personnel Today Awards 2018 this...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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TUPE and service provision change: What happens if a service is fragmented?

25 Sep 2018

Service provision change is a notoriously thorny area of TUPE transfer law. But it can become even more complex where...

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Unite seeks legal action against Carillion’s handling of redundancies

5 Jul 2018

Union Unite plans to take legal action on behalf of a group of former Carillion employees who were made redundant...

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1,500 jobs expected to be lost in Virgin Money takeover

18 Jun 2018

Around 1,500 jobs are expected to be lost in the £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money by Clydesdale Yorkshire Banking Group...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2018: GDPR special category data

1 Jun 2018

Many HR professionals will have spent months preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now it is finally in...

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