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Do employees have the right to be advised of a change in employer?
Hi. I arrived at work this morning to find my company has been bought out. There are two of us sat near to each other doing the same job. The new owners have supplied one computer with the software needed to do our job. My first question is do we have any rights as employees to be advised our employer will be changing. Will we need to have new contracts or can we keep our old ones? Next question is how do I best approach my new employer to enquire how they expect two people to work on just one computer?

Frank Kun

12th April 2022

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Top Answer
NQ ex Union. You are covered under the UK TUPE laws. These are very strict and very specific. If you are in a union your rep will help you with this. This info on .Gov outlines the process your new employer is legally obliged to follow. https:// www.gov.uk/ transfers-takeov ers

Dorothy Jarrard

12th April 2022

NQ in answer to your question yes they are legally required to inform you before it happens. This is from .GOV: “Consulting and informing Before a transfer of ownership happens, employers must tell the trade union or employee representatives : that the transfer is happening, when it’s happening and why how the transfer will affect them whether there’ll be any reorganisation how many agency workers they’re using and what types of work they are doing Employers can be penalised if they don’t do this.”

Dorothy Jarrard

12th April 2022

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Are you employed directly by this organisation or are you contracted through a third party company?

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12th April 2022

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