REC welcomes govt employment law changes

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Posted 04/04/2012

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) believes the government is right to make changes to employment law regarding dismissals.From this Friday (April 6th), the qualifying period in which staff members can claim for unfair dismissal will increase from one year’s continuous employment after this date to two.Although the Trades Union Congress (TUC) disagrees with the change, the REC believes it reduces red tape and will encourage businesses to recruit.”Reverting to dismissal rights only kicking in after two years will not have the dramatic impact on workers that some are predicting,” said director of policy and professional services at the organisation Tom Hadley.He added the move could be particularly welcomed at a time when demand is returning to the labour market and enterprises want to ensure they are taking on the best possible workers.In comparison, the TUC said the new rules would promote a “hire and fire” culture within the UK, as well as having a disproportionate effect on temporary and part-time employees.Posted by Hywel Griffiths


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