A tale of two TUPEs

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“Are you sitting comfortably, children? Then I’ll begin…”

Employment law in a mad world

shutterstock_20212843“It’s a far better thing I do now than I have ever done before…”

Today I am going to tell you a story. Listen and pay attention, children, because there will be a test at the end.

Once upon a time a group of people in Europe thought it wasn’t fair that staff got fired when a business was sold. They also thought staff ought to be told in advance what was happening and what it would mean for them.

This resulted in the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE). This was a GOOD THING because lots of people didn’t get sacked. This was a BAD THING because the new boss couldn’t  just cut everybody’s pay.

It can be hard to tell a GOOD THING from a BAD THING, so you are going to have to pay attention.

It turned out that the Dutch have ways of doing…

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