Tuesday, January 11, 2011
David Cameron plans to get Britain back to work by making it easier to sack staff in the first two years of their employment.
The Prime Minister's proposed 'employers’ charter' will allow companies to get rid of workers without the threat of being taken to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal.
Under current legislation, an employee can bring an unfair dismissal claim against an employer after only a year, so the Coalition wants to double the leeway given to firms.
And as a deterrent to sacked workers seeking 'vexatious claims' a charge to take companies to an employment tribunal will also be introduced.
Cameron, believes that by relaxing the laws on employment, companies will be encouraged to take on thousands more staff.
As part of the shake-up of employment law, there is also expected to be a reduction in the length of time that firms have to pay workers statutory sick pay - currently at least £79.15 for up to 28 weeks - while some small companies could be released from some shackling employment laws altogether.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:38