Employment Rights recommends a public inquiry is conducted into the blacklisting scandal, and sets out a Manifesto Against Blacklisting, proposing changes to the law, including criminal sanctions for employers operating blacklists.
- Criminal sanctions for employers that illegally blacklist workers, including personal criminal liability for staff who knowingly blacklist
- A 10-year ban on holding a directorship for any person found guilty of blacklisting
- A ban from public contracts for firms that illegally blacklist workers
- Compulsory training for HR directors and staff on the law around blacklisting
- Stronger powers for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to investigate cases of suspected blacklisting
- The establishment of a new UK Data Court to consider civil and criminal charges jointly so that judges are able to hear all of the evidence pertaining to a case