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Or perhaps yellow is your colour? The Lib Dems Employment Pledges

14 April 2010 #Employment

Following on from yesterdays blog, the Liberal Democrats have now set out their 2010 election manifesto.

Key employment law promises include:

  • Giving fathers the right to time off for antenatal appointments;
  • Allowing mothers and fathers to share maternity and paternity leave between them as they see fit;
  • Extending the period of perantal leave to 18 months;
  • Extending the right to request flexible working to all employees;
  • Abolishing the default retirement age;
  • Restrictions on bonuses payable to bankers;
  • Requiring employers to use `name blind` job application forms to try to stamp out discrimination. This would initially apply to employers with over 100 employees, but eventually all companies;
  • Introducing compulsory fair play audits to companies with over 100 employees to stop equal pay issues.
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