Brexit update: the impact on Employment law

The Government has published its White Paper ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’. There has been speculation that employment laws would change post-Brexit. However, the White Paper confirms that existing employment rights under EU law will continue to be available in UK domestic law after we have left the EU.

UK law also secures EU law in a number of respects (for example discrimination, parental leave and flexible working arrangements), meaning that it is unlikely that these laws will be repealed.

Workers’ rights under EU law include:

  • TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2016)
  • Collective consultation requirements
  • Discrimination legislation

It is, however, possible that a future government could review or amend employment laws which previously gave effect to EU laws.

This update is from Jelf Risk Management’s Employment Law Team.



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