IoD: Employment law is lop-sided

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Posted 15/03/2012

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has stated employment law has become “lop-sided” and called for all parties to get behind plans to reform the current system.Director-general of the body Simon Walker stated business believe the current unfair dismissal rules and regulations put them off employing new members of staff.”We would like to see acknowledgement from all parties that we’ve become ‘lop-sided’ on the subject of employment protections: well-intended protections for those in work invariably come at the cost of those without work,” he said.The IOD head added 46 per cent of members of the body have said they would be more likely to take on an worker if the qualification period was extended to two years.Business minister Edward Davey recently revealed the government is committed to an overhaul of employment law that would make rules and regulations simpler to understand for both employers and employees.The Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance announced the Red Tape Challenge has been set up in a bid to remove unnecessary legislation.


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