Labour MP warns that workers ‘may lose rights’ following Brexit

Mr Chuka Umunna, Labour MP, is asking the Government to make sure all rights currently dependent on EU law, stay in place after Brexit

A senior Labour MP, Mr Chuka Umunna, has warned that workers are at risk of losing some  of their employment rights following Brexit, unless the UK Government brings in new protection laws.

During the campaign, prominent backers for leaving the EU, slammed claims that leaving could mean the loss of workers’ rights.

However, the former shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, commissioned research by the House of Commons library, outlining the EU laws that preserve employment rights.

Chuka Umunna, who was chairman of the Vote Leave Watch, has written to Theresa May, stating that failing to protect workers rights would be “a betrayal of British workers”.

Mr Umunna is urging the Prime Minister to confirm that the Government will ensure that all employment rights which are currently dependent on EU law, will stay in place, by passing new legislation if needed.

He would also like a full audit of each case, where decisions from the European Court of Justice have delivered rights for British workers and a guarantee that these judgments will be kept after Brexit.

Lastly, Mr Umunna would like the Prime Minister to make clear, the UK’s complete support for the Equality Act 2010.

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