Employment law reforms attacked

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Vince Cable
Vince Cable

Employment law reforms announced by Vince Cable will allow company bosses to "exploit and bully" workers, unions have claimed.

The Business Secretary confirmed that controversial "fire at will" proposals have been abandoned but firms are to be given stronger legal protections to pay off under-performing staff. Workers also face a drastic cut in how much compensation they can win in unfair dismissal cases as part of the shake-up aimed at getting businesses hiring again.