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Statement re the EU Referendum
- AuthorAnnette Wood
Statement re the EU Referendum from employment and dispute resolution specialist and Partner at Andrew & Co Solicitors Annette Wood.
“I am not sure the result was what businesses expected or wanted but in terms of employment legislation I do not see any immediate impact. UK legislation is in place to implement EU directives so further UK legislation would be required to make changes.
“Some longer terms changes may impact on the maximum working week under The Working Time Regulations, a cap on compensation in discrimination cases and possibly a revision of the Agency Worker Regulations. One area that will not be affected is family-friendly policies as UK provisions already exceed EU rights.
“However, I think there will be more immediate issues of concern and one of those, as stated by Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, in his response to the outcome of the EU referendum, is making sure that there are measures in place to ensure that EU citizens in the UK can remain, the concern being that a lot of businesses will be worried about the risk of losing key valued staff.”