5 hours ago
Practical Advice, Simply Put
An important change to the law has been introduced to the Enterprise Bill currently making its way through parliament.
In short, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal will not apply if the reason, or main reason, for the dismissal is political opinion.
The bill does not make dismissals related to politics automatically unfair in the way that sex or race would, but it will mean that employees with short service will be able to bring unfair dismissal claims.
For a fascinating insight into how a bill progresses through parliament click on the following link: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2012-2013/0083/amend/am083-e.htm
We will be running a half day seminar giving a full breakdown of all of this years changes in April. If you wish to receive details please email firstname.lastname@example.org simply stating the word “seminar”.