12 June 2012
Govt unveils grievance resolution changes
The government is set to make changes to employment law in the UK in order to help companies and their members of staff resolve any disputes more efficiently.
Under plans put forward by business secretary Vince Cable yesterday (June 11th) in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, the administration is determined to lift the confidence of firms in the way they can go about handling grievances.
Mr Cable explained that these changes have been specifically designed to allow organisations to offer settlement agreements to disgruntled workers before official proceedings - such as a tribunal - get underway.
Individuals will retain their full employment rights, as they will be able to decide whether or not to accept an offer or not, but research by the government has indicated that many cases can be resolved before a legal case is necessary.
Mr Cable commented: "Settlement agreements are smart, fair and pro-business reforms which deliver results for employees and employers."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas