TUPE

Eleanor Gelder Editor's message: TUPE safeguards employees' rights when there is a transfer of a business or service from one organisation to another. Employees assigned to the relevant business or service will transfer to the transferee organisation - and on transfer, the transferee employer "steps into the shoes" of the transferor.

Getting it wrong could leave your organisation exposed to claims for unfair dismissal, as well as liability for failing to inform and consult and provide specified information. You can help to minimise disruption to your organisation during a TUPE transfer by observing good practice and engaging with employees.

Ellie Gelder, employment law editor

Latest items in TUPE

  • Tribunal case shows a number of factors decide when TUPE applies

    Date:
    1 December 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Alno (UK) Ltd v Turner, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided TUPE applied due to the "multi-factorial" test established in an earlier case. Dr John McMullen explains.

  • Employment law manual updates: TUPE

    Date:
    1 December 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The TUPE section of the Employment law manual has been updated to include information on cases relating to the standard definition of a TUPE transfer and the extended definition (also known as a service provision change).

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    21 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.

  • TUPE transfers and long-term sick leave - appeal confirmed

    Date:
    15 June 2016
    Type:
    News

    A senior judge has granted permission for the TUPE case BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another to go to a full Court of Appeal hearing. The case examines whether or not an employee on indefinite sick leave, but retained in employment, transfers under TUPE.

  • TUPE case confirms obligations apply to multiple providers

    Date:
    15 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains Dr John McMullen in his latest update.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Lauren Evans, Iain Naylor, David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    31 March 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The "Brexit" referendum on whether or not the UK should withdraw from the European Union takes place on 23 June 2016. Stephen Simpson rounds up 12 key European cases that have had a major impact on UK employment law.

  • TUPE service provision change: lay off does not prevent organised group of employees

    Date:
    28 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Laying off employees before a service provision change does not necessarily prevent them from transferring to the new employer under TUPE. Lindsay Macdonald reports on a recent case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).