Workers will not be able to claim for unfair dismissal unless they have been in a job for at least two years – not one, under government plans.
The extension is part of Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to help business by changing employment law.
Two years?! Two fucking years!
Within 12 months a company can fuck off an employee with nothing more than a weeks notice. No reason is needed to be given. Fair enough I think. I’d rather it was less than 12 months, but it’s a compromise. I’m told it costs to recruit people and you never really know if you’ve hired the right person till they’re actually doing the job, so a probation period, for both parties is a sensible thing.
But, if a company doesn’t know if they’ve hired the wrong chap within twelve months of the appointment, then they need to review their recruitment process.
Twelve months is more than long enough.
We talk a lot about trade union rights – but what about the right of the unemployed person to be given a shot at a job and a career?
And how is this longer probation period helping an unemployed person? All it’s doing is leaving them in uncertainty for longer.
What about the rights of people currently sitting at home with nothing to do, desperate to get work, but the business can’t afford to employ them because they fear they are going to be taken to the tribunal?
And how the fuck is this going to bring down the cost of employing someone? It’s not suddenly going to drop the HR departments bills by half or whatever, is it? The cost saving is going to come from the drop in unfair dismissal tribunals, and that cost could quite easily be reduced by companies following a simple set of rules:
- Do not be a cunt of an employer
Granted, some companies might find it hard to follow that piece of guidance, but then they’ll deserve to spend money on a tribunal.
…by reducing the risk of tribunals for unfair dismissals the government hopes bosses will feel more confident about hiring people.
If you don’t have any confience in the recruitment process, fucking change it! People will litterally jump through any hoop that is set before them to get a fucking job, especially in this climate. The one thing that shouldn’t happen is for rulles to be relaxed so companies feel enobled to behave like wankers, which they will do.
What these cunts like Osborne forget (well maybe not forget but try hide or deny) is that the companies already have enough power over us. Without them, where the fuck are we? Where is our wage going to come from? Not everyone, for a whole variety of reasons can be self employed or start their own business.
All we want is a little bit of protection from being exploited too much.