Old 9th May 2020, 18:50
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
Why is LIFO unfair (based on it being discriminatory) when the whole purpose of the exercise is to discriminate between staff in order to remove some of them (those who have been discriminated against) from the payroll ? Surely, ANY method used to determine who should stay or go is discriminatory.
Somethings are illegal to 'discriminate' upon - age is one of them. Its my understanding that LIFO in our industry is likely so highly correlated with age that it could be illegal.

I can't think of a 'fair' way to decide; I don't think one exists (and I imagine what one perceives as fair would depend on their own circumstances!). As I've said before, ultimately, the business don't care about fairness and will employ whatever methodology suits them best.
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