Labour & European Law Review
29 March 2007
Regulations extending protection against discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation to include the provision of goods and services have been laid before Parliament.
Generally speaking, workers cannot agree to contract out of their right to bring a tribunal claim. However, they can settle a dispute with their employer by signing a compromise agreement, as long as it satisfies certain statutory requirements.
The 1981 Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (better known as TUPE) protect an employee’s contractual rights if their job is transferred under the regulations to another employer.