Here is a quick reminder of the main changes to employment law that will take effect tomorrow, 25 June:

  • A major overhaul of the protection for whistleblowers, including the introduction of a public interest requirement for protected disclosures, and imposing vicarious liability on employers (see our briefing here for more details).
  • The removal of the two-year qualifying period from unfair dismissal complaints where the main reason for dismissal is the employee’s political opinions or affiliation.
  • The abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board.

Changes already announced for later in the Summer include the introduction of fees in employment tribunals, and a major overhaul of their rules of procedure. Both these changes will take place on 29 July.