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Gordons to host food industry Tupe masterclass

17 February 2010

Yorkshire law firm Gordons is hosting a Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) masterclass for retailers and FMCG manufacturers and distributors in Leeds

The masterclass will be conducted by members of Gordons’ employment team and will highlight the impact of the 2006 TUPE regulations within the food manufacturing and distribution industries. These regulations need to be considered each time a business is involved in outsourcing, in-sourcing or acquiring or selling a business.

Paul Stokey, a partner in the employment law team at Gordons, said: “If a business fails to take into consideration its duties under TUPE it could be confronted with unfair dismissal claims, penalties in excess of £500 per employee and be liable to pay collected awards to all employees affected of up to 13 weeks pay each. It is essential that these significant risks are identified and managed.

“The masterclass at the Thorpe Park Hotel will deal with a variety of topics relating to the TUPE regulations including when they apply, what effect they have on a business and how this impacts on a business’s ability to change terms and conditions.”

The masterclass is of particular interest to human resources professionals and business owners. However, anyone involved in the outsourcing of work, a re-tendering process or pitching for contracts within the food manufacturing and retail sectors will also find it very useful.

Delegates who attend will also learn how to implement the appropriate steps in order to minimise the TUPE application process, learn how to avoid protective awards and understand the potential liabilities to their business.

Following the masterclass, attendees can enjoy a complimentary lunch and there will be a Q&A session to help answer any individual queries.

The cost to attend the masterclass is £150 per delegate. If you are interested in reserving a place please contact Rachael Lomas at Gordons on 01274 202 145 or email

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