Or rather, banning people from claiming unfair dismissal.
The report concludes that there is nothing in European law that would prevent the Government from abandoning unfair dismissal laws – although regulations preventing dismissal on the basis of a person’s gender, race or sexuality would remain.
However, Mr Beecroft warns that simply scrapping the law would be “politically unacceptable”.
He therefore recommends a replacement regulation, called Compensated No Fault Dismissal, which would allow employers to sack unproductive staff with basic redundancy pay and notice. Mr Beecroft concedes that a “downside” under his new scheme is that employers could fire staff because they “did not like them”.
Yup, seems obvious to me that this is a good idea. Employment is a voluntary contract on both sides. Employees can quit whenever they like. Why employers aren\’t allowed to similarly decide that the voluntary association no longer holds I don\’t know.
Basic redundo, sorry mate, this contract just isn\’t working out. Byeee!
Companies that over use (over use being an entirely subjective interpretation by the work force) this power will find people they\’d rather like to keep going off to people who don\’t over use it.
People who don\’t use it at all will probably find their being urged to use it as tyhere\’s nothing quite so enraging as having to carry a lollygagging fellow worker.
And it will increase job creation too. The harder it is to fire people the less likely people are to take someone on in the first place.