Writing evidence-based reports without evidence
The Government has warned small employers not to abuse a law which allows them to
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said the Government will monitor how employers use the new law. Perhaps they’ll monitor it a bit like they monitored the smacking law and the prostitution law. Just like they say that there are less prostitutes on the streets and the smacking law is "working well" they’ll say that nobody has been fired under this law – with absolutely no evidence at all.
That’s because the word "monitor" is a bit like "consultation". Just as you arrange consultation to ensure all reasons staff bring up about why they should not lose their jobs are formally ignored, you monitor a law so you can do a report saying that there is no evidence of anything untoward happening after making sure no evidence is collected.
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