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I’m a Barrister at Atlantic Chambers looking at various aspects of Employment Law including new developments in case law and legislation.

Adrian Beecroft and Proposed Reform to the Law of Unfair Dismissal

From April 2012, for employees to claim unfair dismissal they will, in most  cases, need at least two years’ qualifying service with their employer.  The Government are also considering whether to introduce fees for those who wish to present Employment Tribunal claims.

Most concerningly, we have recently learned from the Telegraph of a leaked report from Adrian Beecroft, a ‘venture capitalist and Conservative Party donor’, commissioned by the Prime Minister, in which Mr Beecroft cited ‘the terrible impact of the current unfair dismissal rules on the efficiency and hence competitiveness of our businesses, and on the effectiveness and cost of our public services’.

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