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Consultation collection

Posted on: August 29th, 2019 by Ginny Hallam

There’s lots on the employment law horizon. Here’s our employment law consultation collection. Click each header to have your say or read the consultation in full.

Non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality clauses 

What: ensure individuals receive advice on the nature and limitations of confidentiality clauses and that provisions don’t prevent disclosures to the police, regulated health and care professionals or legal advisers.

Status: will become legislation

When: TBC

Pregnancy and maternity protection 

What: redundancy protection period begins from when an employee notifies you of their pregnancy and extends for a period of six months once they’ve returned to work.

Status: will be come legislation

When: TBC

Consultation: health is everyone’s business 

What: reducing ill-health related job losses with a right to request workplace modifications for health conditions (not just disabilities) and introducing a sick pay rebate for SMEs.

Close: 7th October 2019

Consultation: sexual harassment in the workplace 

What: strengthen existing protections by introducing a duty on employers to protect their people, clarifying third-party harassment and extending time limits to bring a tribunal claim.

Close: 2nd October 2019

Consultation: one-sided flexibility 

What: zero-hours and casual workers to be given reasonable notice of work schedules and compensation when shifts are cancelled.

Close: 11th October 2019

Consultation: enforcement of employment law rights 

What: create one clear body from the seven existing state agencies (HMRC, Health and Safety Executive etc.) for people to enforce their rights through.

Close: 6th October 2019

Get in touch if you’d like to chat through what these changes might mean for your business.