HR News Alert

    View Authors November 2011
    After a period of relative inactivity on the employment law front, the Government has now set out a number of new proposals and reforms in what it is calling its "most radical reform to the employment law system for decades". Perhaps of most interest/concern for employers is the announcement that there will be a consultation in 2012 on ‘protected conversations’, which will allow employers to discuss issues such as retirement or poor performance in an open manner with staff but without the discussion then being used in subsequent Tribunal claims. Very little detail of precisely how such a system could work has yet been reported and it is possible to conclude that what sounds attractive at the theoretical level could generate significant difficulties in practice.