Peter Woodhouse, Stone King’s Head of Business Sector and Employment Team, has been interviewed for a Big Issue article entitled Employee rights in the UK: everything you need to know.
The informative article also examines the difference between UK and overseas rights, with Peter explaining that the UK sits “somewhere in the middle” between France and the US.
“The US varies by state but generally has nothing that compares with our unfair dismissal law,” he adds.
“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.”
The article can be read in full here.