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EMPLOYMENT LAW REFORM: The Employer’s Charter and beyond

04 May 2012  

Jonathan Exten-Wright examines the current state of play with the government’s wide-ranging changes to employment law, including its controversial proposals for compensated no-fault dismissals

The government’s plans for employment law reform continue apace. In November 2011, the government published its response to its consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes, which highlighted many of its proposals. Since then, the government has taken steps to implement many of the measures. In addition, it has issued several calls for evidence, including on no-fault dismissals, and has updated its Employer’s Charter. In March 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published its Employment Law Review Annual Update 2012, setting out the progress made to date. Here, we take a look at the government’s employment law reform strategy and consider the principal features and what it means in practice.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    R v Secretary of State ex parte Seymour-Smith and Perez (No 2) [2000] UKHL 12