The Employment Bill, first proposed in December 2019, contained important changes to the law including:
The right to request flexible working from day one of employment.
The right to carers’ leave.
The extension of redundancy protection for women and new parents.
The creation of a single enforcement body for employment rights.
The Bill has been repeatedly delayed and recent commentary suggests that the government will not include it in the Queen’s Speech in May 2022.
The General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O'Grady, has written to the Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, warning that the failure to bring forward the Bill will encourage "rogue employers" to treat employees poorly.