Carter Moore Solicitors: Unfair Dismissal & Employment Tribunal Reforms - Employment Law Reforms

Reforms to unfair dismissal and employment tribunal laws are to be discussed in a consultation later this week. The aim of the reform is to make it easier for smaller companies to hire and fire employees.

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(PRWeb UK) January 11, 2011

It was announced today that the government is considering revising the rules relating to unfair dismissals and Employment Tribunal claims. This revision is to help small companies with hiring and firing staff. A consultation later on this week will be carried out in order to consider such changes.

Currently, claims for unfair dismissal can only be brought after one year of service. The consultation will discuss the doubling of this term to 2 years before an employee can bring a claim for unfair dismissal.

The law pertaining to Employment Tribunals is also under review. Those who wish to bring a claim against their employer might now have to pay a fee, which will be returned if their claim is successful, in a bid to discourage false claims.

This reform has not been accepted by all, including the Trades Union Congress (TUC) who believes that asking claimants to pay a fee will deter those who have a genuine claim. In direct contrast to this, the British Chambers of Commerce has stated that the laws relating to Employment Tribunals are in “dire need” of development and amendment.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of an employment matters, whether you are an employee or employer, contact Carter Moore Solicitors today. Call 08458 737 333 or complete our enquiry form and one of our employment law solicitors will be in touch within 24 hours.

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