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14 December 2017

A new report published by independent think tank the Institute of Employment Rights recommends a public inquiry is conducted into the blacklisting scandal, and sets out a Manifesto Against Blacklisting, proposing changes to the law, including criminal sanctions for employers operating blacklists. 

01 December 2017

In a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier this week, a window salesman misclassified as 'self employed' by his employer was awarded 13 years worth of annual leave payments.

20 November 2017

Today's publication of a draft bill from the Works and Pensions (DWP) Committee and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee to improve workers' rights and strengthen their enforcement is welcome, but the Institute of Employment Rights says reform must go further still to adequately protect workers.

Promoted Publication

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

by Dave Smith and Alex Just

Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting)

In his thoughtful account of the conspiracy, which incorporates the first-hand experiences of blacklisted workers and their families, the author leads readers through the multitude of obstacles faced by the victims. It concludes with a call for a public inquiry that forces those involved to publically account for their actions; and a detailed Manifesto Against Blacklisting

 

 

 

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Employment Law Update 2017: Liverpool

18/01/2018 09:00
Europe/London

Wednesday 18 January 2018

A one-day conference

Unite the Union, Liverpool

This year has been a landmark one for employment law, with the issue of exploitative working practices reaching public consciousness through repeated scandals at “gig economy” and low-pay employers, prompting political inquiry into reform. At our popular annual employment law update, top lawyers, academics and trade unionists from across the UK meet to discuss the year’s developments in labour law and make proposals for the furthering and protection of workers’ rights.