A Guide to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006
- Price: £3.60
- Published: May 2016
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended), known as TUPE, protect employees' rights when the organisation they work for or the service they provide transfers to a new employer, for example as the result of the sale of a business.
Under TUPE, an employee whose organisation or work role is transferred to another organisation automatically becomes an employee of the new organisation. The new employer may not dismiss the employee or vary their existing terms and conditions (Ts and Cs) of employment for reasons that arise solely or principally from the transfer.
This factsheet explains the scope of TUPE and the obligations it imposes on employers.
Employment law is a complicated area of business and this factsheet is intended as a starting point only. Professional advice should be sought before any decisions are made.