That is not the case. The employer is expected to assume all sorts of responsibilities, some very onerous indeed, thus discouraging the hiring of staff ("Tories clash over plan to scrap job rights", 8 March).
If society, and the government which represents it, believes that workers should be aided by compensation when losing their jobs then the government and taxpayers should foot the bill. In fact such an arrangement would cost the taxpayers nothing. The economy would be stimulated, thus increasing tax revenues while reducing the cost of unemployment pay.
R E G Simmerson
London W4Reuse content