Abbreviation for Transfer of Undertakings. The TUPE Regulations give employees certain rights when the identity of their employer changes due to the transfer of an undertaking i.e. if their employer is taken over by a new company/owner. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21468
The transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations 1981, pronounced 'too-pee', which protects workers' terms and conditions when the employer they work for changes. Usually relates to conditions of workers when their jobs are privatised or transferred to the private sector.
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