23 FEBRUARY 2017

In this briefing you will find: 

  • An analysis of the Article 50 Bill Amendment including the details of the Fawcett Society’s concerns and their recommendations 
  • This amendment states that before issuing any notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union the Prime Minister shall give an undertaking to have regard to the public interest during negotiations in maintaining employment rights, ensuring EU co-operation to end violence against women and girls and continuing to recognise restraining orders placed on abusive partners either in the UK or the EU 
  • Concerns included the post Brexit preservation of part-time worker’s and pregnant worker’s rights and the government’s use of any Henry VIII’s clauses in equality and employment rights legislation 


Link to the report: Fawcett Society Briefing on Article 50 Bill Amendment in the House of Lords