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Dismissed or been made redundant? Check your legal position here

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Have you just lost your job in HR? Maybe you’ve been fired, or maybe you’ve been told you’re being made redundant. It’s possible you felt like you had to resign because of something happening at work.

If one of these situations has occurred, it is crucial to understand the actual process of losing your job, say the experts at Contact Law. Understanding this could be the difference between being able to get another job quickly, getting compensation for your situation, or even being offered an alternative position and remaining in employment.

Contact Law has designed an easy-to-use flow chat that gives you immediate information about what your rights are and what you should do next.
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Stress affected almost 5 million UK workers last year

Coping with rejection letters byStress is still a major problem across the British workforce, and a big issue for HR professionals to manage, according to new research. A massive 5 million workers, or one in six UK employees, have called in sick due to stress in the last year, says research from pensions provider Friends Life. So which are the most stressed employees?

It seems that young employees are most stressed about the possibility of redundancy, with 36% saying they were worried about losing their job. In addition, young people are worried about money (35%) and work (22%). This reflects the situation many young workers face. Five years of recession, pay freezes, the rising cost of living and job insecurity are simply part of everyday life for most working people today. And these issues are often the root cause of stress.

The research found men are more likely to be stressed due to work than women, with 31% of men saying work causes them the most stress, compared to 23% of women.
David Williams, who is director of group protection at Friends Life, says: “UK economic output is improving but this is not having as positive an effect on UK workers’ stress levels as we would have hoped.”
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