The Federation of Small Business (FSB) is lobbying the UK Government to rebalance workplace and HR law in favour of small business rather than its employees.
The FSB claims that increasing amounts of employment legislation is putting many small businesses off hiring or advertising new roles in the company.
Matthew Goodman, the FSB Policy Representative, believes that with the growing unemployment issue and increasing, ever changing employment legislation, a new
Government must focus on rebalancing the risks and costs of employing people.
“Many of our members feel that the current burden of employment law weighs disproportionately on their business, creating unreasonable compliance burdens on most small businesses and ruining relationships between employers and employees.”
He added that since many UK firms are reluctant to hire due to legislation the UK’s economy is likely to suffer over during the ongoing recovery period.
Mr Goodman also touched upon “serial litigators” who closely examine the wording of job adverts for opportunities to sue businesses. The Federation of Small Businesses suggest that small businesses should seek sound advice from a reliable source when implementing employment and HR law.