If your employer is changing from one service provider to another, your existing employment contract could be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, known as ‘TUPE’.
You are protected under TUPE regardless of the size of business or service you work for. If you are involved in a relevant transfer that qualifies for TUPE protection you should be guaranteed that your:
- job transfers over to the new company
- employment terms and conditions transfer, and
- continuity of employment is maintained.
Please keep copies of all documentation you receive in relation to a proposed/actual transfer. They will be needed if the new company attempts to make changes after the transfer has taken place.
TUPE is a specialised area in law. If you need support please contact us on 0345 772 6100.