Employee Study and Training (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) Regulations 2010 come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2010

A statutory right to make a request in relation to study or training is introduced for employees in organisations with 250 or more employees. Employers will be obliged to consider seriously requests that they receive, but will be able to refuse a request where there is a good business reason for doing so. The Regulations prescribe that the maximum amount of compensation that may be awarded where an employer does not comply with the procedural requirements in respect of a request, or refuses an application on impermissible grounds, is eight weeks' pay. The Regulations also set out requirements for the employee's application in relation to study or training. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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