Government Considers Extension of Employment Rights as Part of Employment Status Review


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Posted on 09 Oct 2014

The Government has announced an employment status review to help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers. 

The Government is concerned that contracts which offer fewer employment rights and protections, such as worker contracts, have become commonplace. As the economy recovers, it wants to explore extending employment rights to more people. 

It is also concerned to ensure that individuals and employers are clear at the time of recruitment what rights apply to their relationship, rather than only finding this out at a later date when the individual seeks to bring an employment tribunal claim. 

Interim findings of the review are expected to be published by the end of the year, with recommendations for next steps to be submitted to ministers by March 2015.

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