10 January 2011
TUC urges caution on potential employment tribunal reforms
The government must be wary of implementing widespread changes into the way employment tribunals brought about due to worker grievances are handled.
That is the view of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which has stated that widespread alterations may lead to a situation whereby individuals "who have been wronged at work" are prevented from "seeking justice".
Meanwhile, the organisation - which represents some 6.2 million employees across all sectors in the UK - added that changes may also act as a "green light for rogue employers to break the law".
These comments come after calls have been made by a variety of groups for the government to make changes to the country's tribunal system.
However, the TUC has raised concerns including its opinion that an increase in the qualifying period in which workers can claim unfair dismissal from one year to two could "allow companies to sack staff at whim".
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Posted by Daniel Stevens