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What Brexit means for employment law in the UK

[fa icon="calendar"] 01-Sep-2016 15:36:03 / by Anna Fifo

Anna Fifo

Interesting article was published by the Recruiting Times covering the changes in the employment legislation after the country’s departure from the EU.


With June’s referendum result to leave the EU still a hot topic of conversation, UK-based businesses and employees are right to question what the country’s eventual departure from the EU will mean for employment legislation.

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Much of the UK’s employment law currently comes from the EU. Issues such as family rights, anti-discrimination laws and rules surrounding agency workers are all laws set down in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Although it is impossible to determine how many – or how few – of these laws the country will uphold at this stage, it is important to note that technically the government is now free to break away and create its own – such is the nature of our departure from the EU.

That said, it is highly unlikely that all legislation will be thrown out or dramatically changed. Employment protection laws are in the place in the country and it could be that the UK seeks to uphold the existing legislation in a bid to negotiate a healthy relationship with the EU as a non-member still wanting to trade without barriers; however, this does not mean that small tweaks and changes designed to benefit the UK economy will not be brought in somewhere along the line.

Read the rest of the article HERE


Topics: business, employment, Employment Law, Brexit

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