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The Government has published proposed employment law changes that aim to simplify and speed up the process of ending the employment relationship when it breaks down, for the benefit of both employers and employees.

The Law Society has warned that making it easier for small businesses to dismiss people will not help them grow. The warning comes after proposals in the Beecroft report emerged, giving small businesses greater scope to dismiss employees.

A former lapdancer has won a long-running legal battle for the right to claim unfair dismissal, reports the Daily Mail.

The Government has published a Call for Evidence to examine the current dismissal process. Interested parties, including employers and employees, are being asked for their views on whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous, too complex and whether or not there is a lack of understanding in their application.

Recent research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has shown that firms with more than 50 employees have ambitions to grow, but are frustrated by a lack of skilled labour in the UK, and burdensome regulation.

The Government has announced that, with effect from 6th April 2012, the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal will be extended from one to two years.

Government plans to extend the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal from one year to two will affect nearly three million workers, the TUC has said in its submission to the government's review of the employment tribunal system.

A teacher in West Yorkshire has lost her employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal.

The CBI has called on the Chancellor to focus his March Budget on areas that do most to boost economic growth and job creation.

A postmanĀ from Southport has won the right to be reinstated after Royal Mail agreed to settle his unfair dismissal case.

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