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Around the Web - New EU employment ruling could stifle employers

13 August 2012

Under rules, being drawn up by Spanish MEP Alejandro Cercas, employers planning job cuts will have to measure the "psychosocial health" of staff before and after laying off people according to an article in today’s Daily Telegraph.

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.

The proposals, which were voted through the European Parliament last month, are yet another example of the deluge of "burdensome" and "ridiculous" laws flooding Britain's way from across the continent, according to manufacturers' body, the EEF – at the very time that UK policymakers are trying to scrap red tape.

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