Working for Members of Parliament, we are considered to be employees of “micro businesses”, which employ fewer than ten staff. Following the Beecroft Review, the Government is currently consulting on whether a system of ‘compensated no fault dismissal’ should be introduced for such micro businesses, and what the consequences could be, including the wider impact on both employer and employee confidence.
As a union branch, we already see too many instances where our members have been eased out of their positions because of the whims of their bosses, and so we are concerned at these proposals that could make for even more job insecurity at Parliament. There are already too few protections, particularly during employees’ probationary periods.
Please take a few minutes to submit your concerns about this to the BIS consultation. http://www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/call-for-evidence-dealing-with-dismissal.