Government set to introduce tribunal reforms

New plans to improve the way in which workplace disputes are resolved have been published by the government.


New plans to improve the way in which workplace disputes are resolved have been published by the government.

New plans to improve the way in which workplace disputes are resolved have been published by the government.

The measures are designed to give businesses more confidence to take on workers and support growth.

Proposed changes include increasing the minimum amount of time an employee must have served at a company before bringing a claim from one year to two years, the introduction of charges for employees wanting to take action against their employees, and a restructuring of the process so that all claims are lodged with conciliation services Acas.

Business secretary Vince Cable says, ‘In the business world there is a common misconception that employment protections are all one-way – towards the employee. The charter we are publishing today tackles this myth by setting out clearly some of the most important rights that employers already have in the workplace.’

John Cridland, CBI director-general designate, says,
‘Extending the qualifying period for unfair dismissal is a positive move that will give employers, especially smaller ones, the flexibility and confidence they need to hire.’

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