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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 141
05-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by Miiru
This is largely an American myth. To "lay people off" is unrestricted, in its honest interpretation. You can scrap anybody's job, at any time, and at most it will cost you statutory redundancy pay or whatever their contract allows, which would typically be one to six months pay, depending on seniority.

What you can't do is lay somebody off and then hire somebody else back into their job. Redundancy has to mean the job no longer needs to be done, and you may have to justify this to a tribunal ("the project was cancelled and their skills were not needed on any other projects" is sufficient).

I'm not sure what relevance this has to CCP.
Oh really? My UK peers tell me that they prefer the employment policies over there as they cannot be terminated easily. Now I am thinking they do not understand the laws.