VIEWPOINT: An employment lawyer’s advice on TUPE

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Robert Mecrate-Butcher, employment partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, warns that PR agencies and clients alike should heed the recent unfair dismissal win by PRO Karis Hunt (PRWeek, 6 July) as a warning sign for the industry.

In this week’s video podcast Mecrate-But­cher summarises the conse­quences of TUPE, the recently amended Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employ­ment), which allows PROs to transfer to a rival firm following a re-tender.

He says TUPE ‘gives the message that on tendering of accounts, staff can transfer from one agency to another regardless of whether or not agencies intend that to happen’.

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