The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (TUPE) often strike fear into any employer. We at DF Legal are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you are equipped to handle any and all issues that you may face through our bespoke service.

TUPE in its introduction has brought with it the principle that an employee transfers across to its new employer with all of their rights, liabilities and obligations in relation to them.

In addition to this, these transferred employees are protected against being dismissed as a result of the transfer to the new employer.

Employers and the new employer are under an obligation to ensure that the employees are informed throughout the process.

TUPE only applies to “relevant transfers”. These can be a transfer of a business or part of a business where the economic entity retains its identity (Business Transfer) and where a client engages a contractor to do work on its behalf and reassigns such contract (Service Provision Change). A Service Provision Change covers both in-sourcing and out-sourcing the contract.

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DF Legal LLP is a firm of solicitors with offices in Cheltenham, Ledbury, Stroud and Tewkesbury and has been serving the needs of individuals and businesses since 1980.

DF Legal LLP (registered at Companies House OC312315) is a firm of solicitors of England and Wales and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID No: 420596)

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