Westminster urged to devolve employment law powers

SNP activists have called on the UK government to devolve powers over employment law to Scotland, so that bosses would be required to give abuse victims time off if they leave their partner. A motion was passed at the party’s annual conference in Glasgow saying the UK Government should either consider introducing such a law, or else hand the ability to do so to Holyrood. It came after SNP MSP Gillian Martin said that an “abused person shouldn’t have to hope her managers will be understanding” when ending a relationship. She told how New Zealand had introduce legislation requiring companies to give domestic abuse victims up to 10 days of leave from work, separate from annual holidays, if they leave their violent partner. Parts of Canada also have similar protections, she added.

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Posted 08/10/2018