07 June 2012
Study: 17% of Britons think dismissal is too easy for firms
Almost one-fifth of all Britons believe current employment law makes it too easy for companies to fire members of staff.
New research conducted by YouGov has established that 17 per cent of people across the country feel this to be the case and would therefore like the government to update legislation to provide more protection to professionals.
However, 39 per cent of workers think the opposite is true insofar as present laws are not harsh enough on individuals and it should be made easier for firms to sack members of staff.
Meanwhile, 33 per cent indicated they believe current rules strike the right balance between helping both firms and their employees.
In addition, around half - 49 per cent - of respondents think companies with fewer than ten workers should be made exempt from certain employment laws, such as making flexible working arrangements and setting up a pension scheme.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas