New employer rights provide 'more flexibility'

by Gemma Roskell

Employers in the UK will be able to take advantage of a new employers' charter in order to make employment terms more flexible.

It was announced by the government that bosses can now get rid of underperforming workers up to two years in employment without fear of tribunal action.

Currently, employees can lodge a claim against an employer within a year of employment by the accused firm.

The new employment laws are intended to foster growth by cutting back red tape and allowing small firms to manage their staff more easily.

Prime minister David Cameron said: "We can only get our economy back on track by creating a climate in which the private sector can grow and develop, creating jobs and opportunities for people across the country."

He added that the reforms to be put in place are the "most pro-business, pro-growth, pro-jobs" that have evern been "unleashed by a government".

Small firms could benefit from drawing up new employment contracts to make new terms and conditions clear to employees.

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Published on: January 10, 2011

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