The CBI wants the government to modify its approach to employment law to reflect the changing working habits of a modern day working environment, namely “bolster” workplace flexibility and help create better employment relations.
It is not asking the government to change legislation, but to reassess what it wants to do and implement any such changes in “flexible guidance or codes of conduct”.
John Cridland, director-general of the CBI said: “Traditionally when making employment law governments have tried to specify every last detail of what should go on in the workplace.
“With a strong base of employment rights already in place, we simply don’t need the state telling us how to manage every aspect of basic human relations.”
These ideas are discussed in the CBI’s latest report, Thinking Positive: The 21st Century Employment Relationship.
The CBI is the premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues.