According to The Telegraph [13 August 2012], under rules, being drawn up by Spanish MEP Alejandro Cercas, employers will have to measure the “psychosocial health” of staff before and after redundancies. If there is a significant deterioration in workers’ mental health and well-being, companies would be forced to offer retraining, coaching on interview technique and general help with finding a new job as a compromise for letting them go. Companies also face having to outline the impact of redundancies on the local community, including how they would regenerate the area if significant job cuts meant thousands of local people were suddenly out of work.
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