Redundancy consultation period

Remove the charade of a 'consultation period' for employers wishing to make redundancies. By the time employers have decided they have to cut costs they quickly know who has to go. By making staff sit around for a month suggesting ways of saving money is denegrating to those who will lose their jobs, unsettling for the staff whose jobs are safe and obstructive to employers who want to rebuild confidence amongst those who remain. In a small company, working in a single office, it is an excruciating 30 days that serves no purpose. 

Why is this idea important?

Remove the charade of a 'consultation period' for employers wishing to make redundancies. By the time employers have decided they have to cut costs they quickly know who has to go. By making staff sit around for a month suggesting ways of saving money is denegrating to those who will lose their jobs, unsettling for the staff whose jobs are safe and obstructive to employers who want to rebuild confidence amongst those who remain. In a small company, working in a single office, it is an excruciating 30 days that serves no purpose.