£1700 for cleaners dismissed illegally Expand Our Employment Adviser saw three clients, who all worked for a cleaning company who lost a contract. The clients were not transferred to the new cleaning company. This was illegal. TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. This is relevant to any redundancy decisions where a business or part of it is transferred from one owner to another. As a result of coming to talk to us, our adviser secured £1700 in compensation between them.