Most people probably don’t realise that a lot of UK employment law doesn’t apply in the Channel Islands. I only know because I did a couple of projects over there. There is a lot less employment legislation than on the mainland. In my admittedly anecdotal experience, the lack of legislation did not seem to make firms more efficient or more willing to tackle performance issues but that’s a discussion for another post.
I suspect many of the Woolworths staff over there didn’t realise either. They have just been told that they won’t get statutory redundancy payments and they are not happy. They are demanding a change in the law to give them the same rights as in the UK.
Employment laws, eh? They’re a real pain in the backside until the day you need them yourself.