The government's plans to cut red tape in employment tribunals is a botched job, argues Richard M Fox
By publishing its consultation paper Resolving Workplace Disputes, the coalition government has at last shown its hand in relation to its employment law agenda. Its philosophy is clear '“we need growth to create jobs and to kick-start the economy, and the employment law reforms of the past decade or so are 'red tape' that need to be relaxed to encourage employers back into the recruitment market.
Depending on your politics, this philosophy may be understandable. But on analysis, the actual proposals put forward have real potential to backfire, every bit as had some of the reforms introduced by the last Labour administration.
These proposals have now been extensively reviewed by the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and...