TUPE & outsourcing

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Applying TUPE correctly can be central to the success of buying or selling a business, or outsourcing certain roles or functions. 

TUPE (an acronym commonly used for The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) can be a complicated and complex area to navigate. It is primarily concerned with protecting the employment and rights of employees when there is a change in the identity of their employer due to a transfer, for example, when a business is sold. TUPE preserves most of the rights of the employee – and duties of the employer – as they were under the contract with the original employer.

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What do we do?

Obtaining specialist legal advice on such issues is crucial. Our expert team can advise businesses on whether and how TUPE applies to them, and can ensure that they meet their obligations and avoid risk. We regularly advise vendors and purchasers on company acquisitions, sales, and outsourcing on how TUPE will impact their transactions and how they can best meet their obligations and protect their businesses.

Many businesses outsource a range of services rather than manage them in-house. Our employment experts can ensure that you have appropriate contracts in place with suppliers in order to meet legal responsibilities, achieve your strategic aims, and manage risk.

Gateley Legal has a well-regarded employment practice that offers support on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Gateley's areas of strength include TUPE, equal pay issues and tribunal litigation.
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