Twitter, well the bits of it I frequent anyway, have been abuzz with comments on the leaked Beecroft report which proposes abolishing unfair dismissal in capability cases. I blogged on it this morning – click here.
Amidst all the tweets announcing the news there were some interesting and amusing comments, which I’ve collected below. Most tweets I have seen are against the plans, a few make the point that the real issue is one of management and a few support it. This is only a brief snapshot and I didn’t set out to try and gauge public opinion, although it seems those in favour are in the minority.
Unfair dismissal law protects people who've been dismissed UNFAIRLY. Anyone wanting to scrap that law, ipso facto, supports unfairness.
RT @: Time to have a "protected conversation" and fire this govt without compensation? #ukemplaw
Economy will only recover if I am allowed to act outside the band of reasonable responses. #ukemplaw #fail (may contain satire)
Govt. looking at scrapping unfair dismissal -one way of ending dispute about proposed Employment Tribunal fees. #ukemplaw
Can everyone calm down please, this report will be scrapped #ukemplaw
Instead of Compensated No Fault Dismissal we shd do more of what @ refers to as "Motivational Bollocking" #hr #ukemplaw
Thing is, although the 'compensated no fault dismissal' is fiendish and wrong - I can at least see how it would work. #ukemplaw
RT @: Thinks Mr Beecroft's report was leaked by the govt so planned increase to service requirement for UD appears a compro ...
RT @: It's the Coalition's economic policies that are undermining growth, NOT unfair dismissal laws http://t.co/PxSt1VDU
Now a new report commisioned by the PM suggest scrapping unfair dismissal completely for performance issues - what next David the workhouse?
PM wants to change rules for employer to chuck people out for being lazy. I agree, problem is define lazy- still be unfair dismissal claims
"I think unproductive workers should lose their right to claim unfair dismissal!" said Roberto Mancini to Carlos Tevez
I hope EM goes on unfair dismissal stuff today. Cld be both toxic for govt and divisive for Tories. As well as being rather outrageous idea.
@ you'd be amazed what you have to do to actually get fired. Lazy scum are protected or it's 'unfair/constructive dismissal'
Call to ease unfair dismissal law - http://t.co/AZuLSlfzIt's called 'Performance Management'. Do the job you're paid for