It withdrew the automatic right to obtain compensation for accidents at work. Instead, claimants now require to prove that there has been negligence on their employer's part to establish their right to compensation. Many viewed this change as controversial.
The discussion relating to this is set to continue following questions over the future for section 69 in Scotland. Richard Baker MSP announced that he would be introducing a bill to reverse the application of section 69 in Scotland at the end of November last year. His proposal for a Damages Claims (EU Directive on Safety and Health at Work)(Scotland) Bill has been lodged today.
The proposal can be accessed here.
The Consultation will run until 31 March 2015 and, if sufficient support is gathered, a Member's Bill which will set out the specifics of the legislation may be introduced in the Scottish Parliament.