Paul Cowdery, Partner & Head of Employment Law –
Both employers and employees need to be aware of the changes that Brexit could bring to employment laws and workers’ rights. As this article illustrates, it is anticipated the Government will maintain the rights of workers in UK law, but it is a situation that employers particularly should be monitoring.
Theresa May has outlined plans for a so-called hard Brexit – one in which the UK leaves the EU single market and customs union.
It means many of the workers’ rights that have been won over many decades will no longer be protected by EU law. However, it is unlikely there will be a ‘cull’ of existing rights and in many areas the UK was perceived to be ahead of other EU countries in terms of implementation and enforcement.
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