Section 44 era amended to provide more protection for ‘workers’

Originally posted by Cas Carrington of KLC Employment Law

A reminder that the new Regulations providing protection for workers who are subjected to a detriment because they leave their place of work without permission, or refuse to return, or take other action, because they have a reasonable belief that they are in serious imminent danger, came into force on 31 May 2021.

Employees were already protected from detriment and dismissal under section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 but until the pandemic this was a claim rarely made.