Employment Briefing — May 2013

In this issue: the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 is published; pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements; collective redundancies; employee shareholder status; dismissal for political opinions or affiliation; and case law round-up.

The text of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act has now been published. On the immediate horizon, and coming into force on 25 June, are the removal of the qualifying period for dismissals for political opinions and changes to whistleblowing law (introducing a public interest requirement for disclosures, removing the ‘good faith’ requirement and imposing vicarious liability on employers if an employee subjects a fellow worker to a detriment because they have made a protected disclosure)…

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