The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, and has now been published. The Act is a vehicle for a wide range of repeals and reforms to existing law, all with a view to supporting long term growth. It contains new measures in a number of different areas, including employment law.
Key points: Post-employment victimisation (again); Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013; Golden book of e-procurement good practice; FAQ: what is an opt-out agreement in the context of the Working Time Regulations 1998?
The EAT commented that although the Act specifically provided for protection against both discrimination and harassment occurring after termination of the employment relationship, there is no express provision for victimisation of a former employee. In its interpretation of domestic legislation, the EAT considered the overall scheme of the Act, in particular section 108 which deals with relationships that have ended.