View Full Version : Virgin lay offs

29th Sep 2001, 02:00
I realise this is a very sensitive subject and i do not wish to cause offence but here goes. The notion that Virgin may be looking to lay off people according to type rather than seniority has already been raised but I also heard a rumour (from a friend in the airline) who said that management would be looking at the sickness record of individuals.

Now I thought that was against employment law ie employers could not use performance as a criteria for redundancy. Any lawyers out there?

Good luck to anybody who may be in this position

29th Sep 2001, 11:53
In virtually every industry other than the airline industry, performance is one of the first criteria considered.

29th Sep 2001, 12:40
They probably can't make somebody redundant on their sickness performance. But they probably could sack somebody on it. Cheaper for the company.

[ 29 September 2001: Message edited by: mainfrog2 ]

29th Sep 2001, 15:16
I always thought that it was very easy for companies to make employees with less than 2 years service redundant without giving any reason.This would make it a lot easier on the company without any fear of legal action from senior employees.