2013 has seen major changes to employment law. The consultation period for collective redundancies was halved to 45 days, whistle-blowing claims were subjected to a more stringent requirement any protected disclosure must be in the public interest, unfair dismissal claims were capped at 12 months’ salary, compromise agreements became settlement agreements, pre-termination discussions were introduced and most controversially employment tribunal fees were introduced.
So what about 2014? Some of the biggest changes expected include a new system of ACAS early conciliation which will require a certificate from ACAS, stating parties have attempted to conciliate before a claim may be commenced. New financial penalties are also to due to be introduced meaning employers will be fined is they lose at tribunal. Discrimination questionnaires are to be repealed and replaced with a more flexible scheme.
The right to request flexible is also due to be extended to all employees and look forward to 2015 a new shared parental leave scheme is due to come into fruition. Further changes may well be on the horizon so watch this space.
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