12 January 2011
Expert urges government to avoid potential employers' charter
The government has been urged not to implement its proposed employers' charter which would dilute the rights of workers across all sectors by one organisation.
According to Carolyn Jones, director of the Institute of Employment Rights (IER), these potential plans would be tantamount to a "charter of constraints" that would serve only to make employees who are already vulnerable "even more exposed".
This comes after the Daily Telegraph reported earlier this week (January 9th 2011) that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance is currently considering doubling the amount of time an individual needs to have been with a company before they are eligible to lodge a legal claim for unfair dismissal.
However, Ms Jones has condemned this idea as "removed from reality" and added: "Britain already has the weakest employment laws in Europe, leaving UK workers vulnerable and exposed to the whims of bad employer practices."
She went on to say that this measure would also "encourage a revolving door labour market".
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Posted by Daniel Stevens