Enterprise bill ‘laying traps’ for both employees and employers

Proposed rules will make previous disciplinary procedures ‘look like a picnic’

22 Jun 2012

Early compulsory conciliation, as proposed in the Enterprise and Regulatory Bill, will not ease the burden on tribunals or make the resolution of employment disputes easier, a group of MPs heard yesterday.

In an evidence gathering session that lasted for nearly five hours, the Commons committee scrutinising the draft law was told that the predication in the bill that the number of claims had been rising, was wrong.

John Morris, senior partner at Carlisle firm Burnetts and part-time employment judge since 2000, said this was not supported ...

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