The prime minister, David Cameron, is to launch an overhaul of employment law to give employers more protection from claims by workers.

The prime minister, David Cameron, is to launch an overhaul of employment law to give employers more protection from claims by workers.

According to reports in The Daily Telegraph today, staff would have to work in the same post for two years, rather than one, before being able to bring claims for unfair dismissal.

The government would introduce fees for claimants at employment tribunals, and small firms could be exempted completely from certain legal obligations.

It has also been reported that the new ‘employer’s charter’ would cut the number of weeks that workers are entitled to statutory sick pay.

No further details of the changes were available this afternoon, as the prime minister met the heads of some...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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