The recession has led to many employees showing signs of "discontent" in the workplace, one industry body has suggested.
According to director of the Institute of Employment Rights Carolyn Jones, a number of workers are worried about issues such as pay discrimination or unfair dismissal as a result of the economic crisis.
She stated firms that are making a profit and awarding bonuses are still using the financial situation as a reason for cutting back on their workforce or making changes to employment conditions.
Her comments came after a survey from Chiumento revealed that over half of employees have opted to stay in their present job because they fear they would have to take a pay cut if they left.
"That is leading to discontentment in the workforce," she explained, adding that some employees are facing a "double whammy" of fear of the recession itself and the ways in which their employer are making them pay - for example by reducing flexible working hours.