Dignity at Work Bill paves way for more employee rights

The
House of Lords has urged the Government to give more rights to disgruntled
employees.

The
Dignity at Work Bill has received an unopposed second reading at the Lords and
could extend the rights of staff who suffer bullying at work.

The
bill calls for better access to employment tribunals and a shake-up of the
current discrimination and health and safety laws.

It
is argued that many employees who experience such problems as bullying in the
workplace are forced to quit their jobs and then claim constructive dismissal
as their only legal recourse.

The
House was told a woman suffering bullying at work has a better chance of making
a successful claim because she could claim sexual harassment, whereas a man
could not.

The
bill also bans unjustified criticism in the workplace.

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld/ldhome.htm

By Ross Wigham

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