Labour & European Law Review
23 August 2007
According to a briefing by the TUC, plans put forward by the Conservative Party's Economic Competitiveness Policy Group would mean scrapping the working time regulations, opting-out from Europe's Social Chapter and reviewing the health and Safety at Work Act. John Redwood, who chaired the group, claims that the changes would lead to significant savings.
Employees can try to pursue claims of stress either on the basis of a breach of their contract of employment or common law negligence.
It is well established in law that employees can claim compensation if they are injured at work and their employer is responsible. But can they claim unfair dismissal?