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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 143
05-21-2010, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tysis
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.
They mean "cannot be terminated at whim". Some US companies like to fire people just to keep employee turnover going or because a manager doesn't like somebody, and that isn't legal. However, if you have an actual reason to fire somebody, such as genuine redundancy or poor performance, there's no significant legal barriers to do so - you just need to have a clearly define policy and process for doing so, which is communicated to your employees, and to follow your own process. (You can pick any reasonable process you like, it's just a "no secret rules" thing)