As your business evolves the number of employees you require is likely to vary along the way. Sometimes, unfortunately, this will result in a redundancy situation. Our employment team regularly advises on the issues that employers need to consider when contemplating redundancies and can provide you with a step by step guidance through the process (including the provision of template documents), ensuring peace of mind.
For more information regarding redundancy, please take a look at the following guides:
• Redundancy selection pools
• Redundancy – Alternative Employment
• Collective Redundancy Consultations
The employment team also regularly advises businesses regarding the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, commonly know as ‘TUPE’.
TUPE is a complex area of law that may be engaged when a business (or part of a business) is sold or where a service is outsourced or taken back in-house. Where TUPE applies, employees automatically transfer from one employer to another with their terms of employment and continuity of service intact. Employers are also subject to numerous obligations under TUPE, including the need to inform and consult with affected employees.
Working closely alongside our commercial team (who regularly advise on the buying and selling of a business), we provide practical advice to ensure that you can navigate through the TUPE minefield.
Please view our guide on TUPE Transfers for further information.
For further information or advice, please contact the Employment Team on 0800 088 6004.