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Takeovers, Mergers, Acquisitons and TUPE

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TUPE means the “Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations”.

The Regulations protect employees’ rights when the business they work for “transfers” to a new employer.  This may be as a result of a merger, or where the business is sold or bought.

The TUPE Regulations also apply when:

  • a service provided in-house (e.g. cleaning, workplace catering, etc) is awarded to a contractor
  • a contract ends and is given to a new contractor
  • a contract ends and the work is transferred back in-house by the former customer

TUPE rules are complicated and so you should take expert advice if the place you work is going through a sale, a merger or a significant change.  You may be worried about redundancy, loss of status or a change to your role.  Our expert lawyers can explain your rights.