The UK government has already announced it’s intention to make changes to matters affecting employment legislation and procedures. These changes may have an affect on the abilities of some people to be able to make a claim. In particular, it is intended to increase the period for which an employee can make a claim for Unfair Dismissal from one year, to two years, thus doubling the time period for which an employee must be employed before they would be allowed to make a claim for unfair dismissal.
A recent Government consultation paper from November 2011 sought to address many concerns with employment legislation, the tribunal process and various other factors. Amongst the matters identified for consultation, it included ‘anecdotal evidence’ which suggested that some employers or their solicitors have sought to place undue pressure on unrepresented parties to withdraw their claim.