Comments are closed. Hereare this month’s Employers’ Law’s news in briefDelaysto dispute resolution proceduresTheGovernment has announced delays to the implementation of dispute resolutionprocedures under the Employment Act 2002. The measures, including mandatorydisciplinary and grievance procedures and tribunal reforms, were due to come inlater this year but are now unlikely to appear before next April. Furtherconsultation will take place in the summer.DraftDisability BillAdraft Disability Bill is due to be published later in the year. This amends thecurrent Disability Discrimination Act in line with the Government’s proposalsof last year, including extending the definition of disability and removing thecurrent exemption for small employers.Commissionto overhaul data protection codeTheInformation Commission is to overhaul all four sections of its employment codeon data protection to make it simpler for employers to understand and use. Itis to make the presentation of the codes more user-friendly and perhaps makethem shorter. The first section to be revamped will be the long awaitedmonitoring code, which was due to be published last year. This will furtherdelay its publication, and also put back the fourth section on medical codes tolater this year.DTIappeal set for MayTheDTI’s appeal against a landmark tribunal ruling giving employment rights toworkers over the age of 65 is to be heard by the EAT on 22-23 May. The decisionin Rutherford v Harvest Town Circle gave workers over retirement age the rightto claim unfair dismissal and redundancy payments.CostlyEuro legislation Fortyper cent of the UK’s £20bn red-tape bill is due to European legislation,according to a new study. London and Manchester Business Schools and theBritish Chambers of Commerce estimate that the cost of new regulations toBritish business has risen by £6bn since last year. The burden coverslegislation on data protection, employment, pensions, criminal justice andenvironmental legislation. News in briefOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.