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Clause 23 - Employee owners

Part of Growth and Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 6th December 2012.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 12:45 pm, 6th December 2012

That is an important consideration. We cannot be under any illusion that unscrupulous employers are not out there. As I say regularly when talking about employee rights, the vast majority of employers in this country look after their employees and they go to work every day to run their businesses with the prime goal of looking after employees because they know that employees are their biggest asset. In actual fact, however, as we know through case law and experience, that is not always the case, so we have to ensure that we are protecting people.