In an article for Compliance and Risk Journal, John Bracken considers the ever-changing employment law environment, highlighting recent and upcoming court decisions and legislative developments.
- Legislative changes to look out for include the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, which would revoke all EU-derived subordinate legislation and retained EU direct legislation with effect from 31 December 2023, unless specifically retained. There is power in the bill for the “sunset date” to be extended until June 2026 for some legislation. The powers contained in the Bill have come in for much scrutiny as it makes it way through Parliament.
- The government is supporting a number of private members bills which will include changes to the right to request flexible working, a new right to request a predictable working pattern, protection of employees from third-party harassment and new family friendly rights including carer’s leave, neonatal leave, and extending existing redundancy protection for those on maternity leave and other forms of family leave for a longer period.
- The article also summarises recent court decisions relating to implied rights and duties in the contract of employment, health and safety (arising from COVID-19), religion and belief discrimination, holiday pay and unfair dismissal.
- This article was previously published in Compliance and Risk Journal.
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