Government’s proposed changes to employment law

2 March 2012

Recently we held a seminar on the planned and proposed changes to employment law and questioned whether this would make employers’ lives any easier. Whilst the aim the government has put forward is to simplify employment-related matters for employers, arguably many of the measures are likely to have the opposite effect. For example, the plan to increase the unfair dismissal qualifying period from one to two years’ service may well result in more claims for discrimination and/or whistleblowing (both of which do not have a qualifying period). Whilst the proposal for “protected conversations” appears to add little to the existing situation of open or “without prejudice” conversations, the concept could create various hazards for employers.

We will of course keep you up-to-date with each of the changes that are planned and proposed, so check back here for more information.

To download the slides from our session please click here.

If you would like to contact our team to discuss how these changes may impact on your business then please call us on: 020 3178 5361.