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Managing TUPE: Managing employees following the transfer

Authors: Jonathan Chamberlain and Kelly Thomson

Updating author: Adrian Martin, Burges Salmon

Brightmine editor: Zuraida Curtis


In broad terms, TUPE provides that, where a business or service transfers from one organisation to another, the employees assigned to it follow. In our series of four guides on TUPE, we explore how employers can best deliver the commercial aims of a transfer while minimising disruption to their business.

The guides provide leading practice ideas for transferors (the employer that transfers its business or services to another employer) and transferees (the employer that takes on a business or service from another employer).

This guide explores the legal and practical issues that HR face in managing employees following the transfer. This is the fourth guide in our series on TUPE: