Saturday, March 08, 2008

Value Your Workers

As an employer, how much do you value the life of your employees?
There is a new Corporate Manslaughter Act that will take effect on April 6, 2008 across the United Kingdom.
In this law, corporations and organizations are liable if it is found out that the cause of death of their employee, or employees, is because they didn't follow health and safety procedure as prescribed and required by law, either through their own negligence or arrogance because they are more concerned with how much profit they can accumulate. It is high time corporate employers regard their employees as valuable commodities, too. After all, will they accrue profits if they didn't have their workers to do the job for them?
An employee can do the best he can only if an employer does so, too.
I hope all countries will enact a similar, if not the same, law.

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