Kate Wilkinson (Minister of Labour) has opened public submissions on a review on unfair dismissal laws with the release of a discussion paper today. Details are here on the Dept of Labour website and submissions close on 31 March.
It’s hard to disagree with the sentiment from the EMPU who say “The Government must ensure its review of fair dismissal laws is based on evidence and is not simply an excuse to strip away rights to natural justice”.
The changes caused a lot of controversy at the time (see here). Trevor Mallard said at the time that it would be one of the first laws to be scrapped when the party gets back into power. Let’s see if this is still the line Labour takes this time.