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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Paragraph 5: Employment contracts

860.This paragraph makes provision in relation to rights and liabilities under a contract of employment transferred by means of a transfer scheme. It provides that a contract of employment does not end when there is a transfer of employment under a transfer scheme. The contract of employment will continue as if it had been made between the employee and the MMO (the transferee). This provision is equivalent to regulation 5 of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (“TUPE”) and conforms with the Cabinet Office statement of practice of January 2000 “Staff Transfers in the Public Sector”. This states that public sector bodies should ensure that the principles of TUPE are followed and that transferring public sector staff are offered terms that are, overall, no less favourable than those set out in TUPE.

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