What Can You Tell Your EEA Staff About Their Employment Position With You in the UK?

    View Author June 2016

    Many of our clients have already been approached by valued but anxious EEA national employees in the UK seeking reassurance and clarity about what the Brexit vote means for them. Early signs are that rights of free movement will be a key lever in any exit negotiations and, therefore, it is unlikely that any definitive, agreed position on them will be reached (if at all) until at or close to the end of the UK’s two-year exit window. 

    Such continued uncertainty will inevitably lead to second thoughts among your staff about whether their own best interests are served by remaining in the UK at this very difficult time. In the hope that they can answer your employees’ most immediate questions on this score, here are our thoughts on the issues facing your EEA national employees.