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Knowing when the TUPE regulations apply and when they don’t can make all the difference if you are considering making a legal claim against your employer.
Call 0151 239 1000 now for a free 10 minute consultation with one of our TUPE regulation solicitors, or fill in one of the contact forms on our website and we’ll get back to you.
TUPE regulations will apply when all of an undertaking (a business) or part of it is transferred from one employer to another. If the new employer is intending continuing to provide the same service or products as the previous employer, and if your job is going to be essentially the same as it was before the transfer, you are likely to be protected by the TUPE regulations.
There are several situations which fall under this definition, and where any employees affected would benefit from the protections provided by TUPE, these include:
TUPE regulations apply regardless of the size of the business that is being transferred. Any businesses employing any number of employees - from one person (in addition to the owner) to thousands are covered by these regulations.
There are situations in which the TUPE regulations don’t apply, either because the transfer is outside the scope of the regulations or because you will continue to be employed by your current employer. TUPE regulations don’t apply if:
There are time limits for making many of the legal claims mentioned above. So for more advice on TUPE, or similar EU employment regulations that might apply if you work abroad for a UK-based company, call our employment law solicitors on 0151 239 1000 as soon as possible.
Getting the proper legal advice when if comes to TUPE transfers can make a big difference; especially if the business you work for has been transferred and your new employer has made changes to your contract that negatively affect you. You might decide to pursue your case all the way to an employment tribunal, for example in a situation where you feel you have been unfairly dismissed. We will be able to provide you with representation throughout your claim, including at any tribunal hearings you may need to attend.
Call 0151 239 1000 to speak to one of our Employment Solicitors for advice about TUPE if you’re employed by a business that is being transferred. Our solicitors offer a free initial telephone consultation of up to 10 minutes. For more detailed advice on a TUPE matter, we also offer face-to-face meetings at our Liverpool offices with prices starting from £100 inclusive of VAT for a 30 minute consultation with one of our Employment Solicitors.