The triggering of Article 50 has prompted much speculation across a range of issues affecting the UK, including in relation to employment. What approach will be taken by the relevant parties during the negotiations, how will workers be affected during the transitional period as we move toward exiting the EU and what will happen to employment regulation post-Brexit? The outcome from the General Election has added a further, and perhaps unexpected, dimension to this debate. Workers rights emerged as one of the key themes during the pre-election campaigns, with all the main political parties including various proposed improvements in their manifestos in a number of different employment areas. But with no one party achieving an overall majority and the Conservatives now seeking to form a minority Government, with (at the time of writing) anticipated support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), how, and to what extent, will these issues be taken forward?
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