Brexit: what does it mean for employers and employees?


Much of UK employment-and-discrimination-related legislation is direct UK law. In the short to medium term such legislation is unlikely to see much change but, where that law was initially shaped by EU policy or directive, change is a possibility – this is certainly true of the Equality and Human Rights Acts.

However, there are rules, orders and regulations which exist as a direct result of the UK’s membership of the EU. What will happen to them?

  • Will these rules, orders and regulations simply be absorbed into other UK laws?
  • Will they be scrapped in their entirety and replaced with something shaped solely by the UK? Or,
  • Will they simply be tinkered with?

The short answer is that nobody knows at this stage, but employers would be minded to keep their ears close to the ground over the following months and years as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU.

HR At Work in conjunction with Law At Work is running a free UK Employment session from 2.30pm to 4.00pm at the Pomme D’or Hotel on Friday 1 July. This follows Law At Work’s free breakfast briefing at 7.30am on 1 July covering the introduction of age discrimination legislation in Jersey.

As well as covering 2016 UK employment-related updates we will also be looking at the potential ramifications for UK employers of the referendum outcome. If you want to hear about the potential flashpoints then call us now on 01534 887088 to reserve your place as space is limited.

The session will be run by Martin Buckland, the Managing Director of HR At Work. Until recently, Martin was the Deputy Director at the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service.

If you would like more information on our breakfast briefing or the training sessions on 1 July 2016, please contact Georgia Le Brocq on 01534 887088 or email

To book a place on the breakfast briefing, please download and complete our booking form.

To book a place on a training session, please download and complete our booking form.

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