What will the implications of the General Election be on employment law?

What will the implications of the General Election be on employment law?

  • Both the Conservative and Labour party say they will aim to maintain existing law rights following Brexit.
  • The Conservatives plan to also introduce new rights such as the right to request unpaid time off for training all employees and to care for sick relatives, child bereavement leave and new support for those returning to work after family leave.
  • They also aim to extend discrimination protection for those with mental health problems, and will also address the gender and ethnicity pay gap.
  • Labour have also set out improvements to equality law.
  • They plan to abolish tribunal fees making existing employment rights "day one" rights and extending them to workers, increasing the length of maternity and paternity pay and introducing statutory bereavement leave.
  • Zero hour contacts would also be banned along with the creation of a Ministry of Labour to ensure all employment rights are enforced and unions are given more rights in the workplace.