Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. TUC fears bill will weaken staff rightsOn 4 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Unions are unhappy with measures outlined in the new Employment Bill thatthey say will weaken workers’ rights to challenge dismissals. The TUC claims the proposal to allow employment tribunals to overlook minorprocedural errors by organisations when sacking an employee will further tipthe balance in favour of the employer. TUC general secretary John Monks said, “We have some concerns about theproposal that ‘minor’ breaches of the procedures which employers need to followwhen dismissing staff will no longer matter. “This sends the wrong message to employers, some of whom willinevitably try to exploit this loophole. It is far better to have clear rulesthat everyone understands.” Monks stressed that overall there was much in the bill that the TUCsupported. “We welcome the requirement for companies to have proper grievance anddisciplinary procedures based on the Acas code. This will help resolve problemsin the workplace rather than tribunals.” Related posts:No related photos.