Naomi Oppenheim considers how the broad approach currently adopted by employment tribunals means employees abroad can argue their way into the UK’s jurisdiction
The government has recently committed £13m of funding to UK Trade & Investment to support British companies in their global trading efforts. While vibrant international trade brings with it exciting business opportunities, it also gives rise to increasing employment-related challenges. With business travel and more complicated employment arrangements ever on the rise, the territorial scope of employment rights has become harder to define.
The two main pieces of employment legislation exhibit a pronounced (and unhelpful) lack of clarity as to the territorial scope of their application.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) used to exclud...
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