'Deliver us from employment tribunal hell': employment law, industrial relations and the Employment Bill

D. Renton

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Abstract

This paper discusses the likely contents of the proposed Employment Bill, placing them in the context of what the government identifies to be a growing unease of employers at the cost, volume and complexity of cases brought to employment tribunals. The paper considers a number of common criticisms made of tribunals, suggesting that those which have most influenced government policy are misplaced. It--suggests that the proposed Bill is unlikely to succeed in simplifying employment law. It concludes that--employees have a great deal to lose, not so much from the envisaged reforms, but from a dynamic in--which government is encouraging business to demand further and repeated changes to the system. The paper was delivered to a Centre for Research in Employment Studies seminar in the Business School at the University of Hertfordshire in December 2007.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameBusiness School Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
VolumeUHBS 2008:3

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