Employment law

26/10/2011

By Ruth McKee

Employees in the UK could be sacked for laziness or lack of productivity, if new proposals suggested in a leaked report are taken up by the government.

Radical recommendations made in a report from venture capitalist Adam Beercroft commissioned by David Cameron outlined proposals to scrap employment law legislation.

They would enable employers to dismiss workers without fear of a lengthy hearing in an employment tribunal.

The leaked report is only in draft form but it is expected the government will publish Mr Beercroft's recommendations later this year in a bid to end rumours that the report is in favour of scrapping maternity rights for women.

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