Umunna: Cable is 'watering down the rights at work'
Business Secretary Vince Cable has proposed a cut in how much workers can claim for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals.
He will consult on plans to cut the limit on compensation payouts to a maximum of 12 months' salary.
He also wants to bring in settlement agreements, in which staff agree to leave without being able to go to a tribunal, but get a pay-off in return.
The Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna said; "What he [Cable] is actually doing with this bill is severly watering down the rights at work of every single employee in this country to be trated in a fair and decent manner".