Moral Perspective in Redundancy
There are managers who have few ethics and morals. Most, when faced with making people redundant or with laying them off, only do it as a last resort.
An often quoted legal precept is that it is ‘jobs’ which are made redundant. This is to use a mild term, ‘Tosh’. It is the person who has to go home and tell the family that their home, holidays and way-of-life are now under threat. It is the individual faced with uncertainty and, in extreme cases, ill health.
Very few business leaders want this, albeit staff reduction may be taken as an ‘easier’ option. They too need to go home with the knowledge they have at least helped by providing outplacement support.