Many column inches have been filled with the contest for the new Labour Leadership. The front runner much
to the surprise of many in the Labour Party appears to be Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr Corbyn has published a document called ‘Working With Women’ which outlines some of his proposals in
respect of Employment Law in the event he is elected to post and then consequently Prime Minister.
The main points of that document state that if elected his proposals would be to:
1. Abolish Employment Tribunal fees;
2. Give rights to unfair dismissal from day 1 (i.e. no qualifying period of employment);
3. Extend the 3 month limitation period for sex and maternity discrimination claims;
4. Make equal pay audits mandatory for all companies; and
5. Strengthen Trade Union recognition and bargaining.
None of these may seem particularly surprising given what Mr Corbyn has said in the Press during his
campaign but it is interesting to understand fully the impact that a new regime could have on Employment Law and employers generally.