Government proposals for employment law reform

The main proposals are:-

  • unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase to two years
  • compulsory lodging of all claims through ACAS, for an attempt at mediation, before they can be lodged with the tribunal
  • the introduction of protected conversations, with the proviso that they will not extend to protect discriminatory acts
  • reducing minimum period for redundancy consultation to 60, 45 or 30 days

Business Secretary Vince Cable has  today also published the Government’s  Response to the Consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes.

For further information please contact:

Emmanuelle Ries – Partner

DD +44 (0)20 7553 9938


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