Which employment laws would you dump?

I meant to comment on this piece by Luke Johnson (yes, him again) last week but then forgot about it until Mike Berry reminded me.

I have my own views on this but I’d be interested to know what the readers of this blog think.

Do you think, as Luke Johnson and Mike Berry do, that employment law is too complex and there is too much of it?

If so, how would you like to see it reformed and which laws would you like to see repealed?

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5 Responses to Which employment laws would you dump?

  1. Jo says:

    Looking forward to this. i think we need a complete overhaul of the idea of employment.

  2. CherryPie says:

    I agree that employment law is far to complex. I have skimmed over the subject as part of my Trade Union studies. We even got to sit on an employment tribunal, which was a very complicated case.

  3. jameshigham says:

    Almost all of it should be dumped and let’s start over.

  4. Scarpo says:

    I think that we should dump the legislation that protects people on the grounds of their religious belief. Most discrimination legislation protects those things that individuals have no choice over (age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability). Religion is a choice.

    Why should I not be able to reject an applicant for a job if their religious beliefs conflict with my organisation’s aims, practices or culture?

    Bullying and harrassment on the grounds of a person’s belief would still be covered in the same way that all other bullying and harrassment is. And everyone absolutely has the right to believe in what they choose.

  5. THE ARGUIST says:

    Bullying and harrassment is COVERED ? !!! Where ? Timbuktoo ? The Faroe Islands ? I worked 40 years as a Civil Servant, and never once saw a bully confronted by higher management. I say “Higher” management, because in every single case ( and there were dozens) they WERE ALL MANAGERS ! ( so called). Get real, employment law is wholly inadequate, and set up in such a way as to severely put-off commencement of the obstacle course to justice by most victims.

    I always saw bullying managers left in place, and frequently had the stomach- churning experience of seeing them promoted !

    An organisation will soon be set up to help the millions of victims, and not with the present idea of getting the victim to “talk” to the bully, or move off the job.

    If you want to help – (this is a real endemic)…………..And now they’re going to make “Benefits” harder to claim – often people who are not actually “work -shy” but are in fact “exploitation, and bullying shy”…..and who have had their mental capacity attacked, and aren’t yet ready to face it again….

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