Dismissal for political opinions or affiliations

Gillian Melville
17th May 2013

On 25 June 2013, a provision will be introduced to remove the unfair dismissal qualifying period where the reason for the employee’s dismissal is, the employee's political opinions or affiliation.

Employment equality act

On 25 June 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2013 will introduce a provision to remove the unfair dismissal qualifying period where the reason or principal reason for the employee’s dismissal is, or relates to, the employee's political opinions or affiliation. This change is to bring the UK into line with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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