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Government announces shake-up to employment law with a consultation on 'protected conversations' about poor performance

The Government has announced a consultation on ‘protected conversations’, to allow employers to have ‘frank’ discussions about poor performance with employees without fear that they could be used as evidence in a tribunal.

Proposals announced this morning also include a call for evidence on the length of time required for a consultation period on planned redundancies, in a bid to reduce this from 90 days, to 30 days.'

In it's bid to reduce red tape around employment legislation, the Government is also consulting on a requirement for all claims to go to the conciliation service Acas before reaching employment tribunal and the options for a scheme to allow for more simple tribunal cases to be settled within three months.

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November 30, 2011

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