In an article in The Big Issue that gives an overview of employee rights in the UK 2022, including hours and wages to holiday and dismissal, Stone King Partner Peter Woodhouse is quoted talking about how employee rights differ internationally.

Peter, who is the firm’s Head of Business Sector and Employment Team, says that the UK sits “somewhere in the middle” between France and the US.
He explains:

“The US varies by state but generally has nothing that compares with our unfair dismissal law. There is also no obligation to provide paid holiday and the general holiday offering is in fact about 10 days.

“By contrast, France has much stronger employee rights than us. They have (at least in principle) a 35-hour working week, more restrictions on economic related dismissals, and a minimum award of six months’ salary for unfair dismissal for all but the smallest employers.”

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