New Order Introduces Potential Adjustments to Protective Awards

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The recently published draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment of Schedule A2) Order 2024 marks a significant change by amending Schedule A2 to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Set to be enacted on 18th July 2024, this order brings forth notable adjustments.

Under the new order, if affected employees or their representatives file a claim for a protective award and a relevant code of practice is applicable, compensation may see an increase of up to 25% if the employer is found to have unreasonably failed to adhere to the code. Conversely, in instances where employees themselves have not complied with a relevant code, compensation can be decreased by up to 25%.

Written by
Astons Solicitors
15th May 2024