Is Profit Everything for a Business?

10 06 2012

While running a business is about earning a profit, there are other things that need to be thought about. One of those, and probably the most important, is whether you are running your business legally. If not, then guess what, you’re going to lose more money by finding yourself being taken to court.

So, why am I writing this? A company (which I am not going to name the name of) has decided that they are going to force somebody out of his job by discriminating against the degree that he does and has started advertising for a position in-store but breaking UK employment law by not advertising it externally.

Both of these could end up with this store getting into a lot of trouble and unfortunately the directors have rubbed me completely the wrong way that I am going out of my way to make their mistakes known. Not the first one – there is nothing that I can do about that – but definitely the second one.

What I don’t get though is that in a world where employment law can be found easily on the Internet and the company have their own lawyers to offer advice, they are still going about everything (and I mean, everything) in completely the wrong way. When will they learn?

I no longer have anything to do with this company; I no longer work there. The problem is my partner does and that is where I end up hearing about everything that is going on in the store. The place is no longer safe for anybody to work there.

Since initially writing this post, my partner has moved from this store to another one – under the same company but run by a different director. This new store is run legally and still manages to make a profit on a weekly basis. The staff are extremely happy and my partner has started to enjoy his job again, which naturally makes our lives much happier and easier.

 


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