We Need Employment Law Training
It is a fact that the workforce or the labor force of a nation plays a vital role in the
economic development including economic growth and success. In the past, we have seen lots of examples that provide
the evidence for this concept in different parts of the world.
Those nations that have cared and respected their work force have risen to the top while
those who have abused and exploited their labor have gradually declined, eventually ending in their elimination
from the face of the earth. It will be totally correct to state that out of the different resources and assets in
the present era for the whole industrial sector, the most precious, valuable and frontline asset is the human
resource. So how can one imagine to see a persistent and stable growth and development of the industrial sector
regarding production and production units without the proper utilization and safeguard of this basic and valuable
resource so as to get into the list of internationally competitive producers.
What needs to be done by the production units as regards the human resource, needs a comprehensive
and argumentative discussion.
I think first of all we need to kick out the perception that human resource is just a source, rather the
firms should also consider themselves in terms of the human resource as being their source. It is therefore the
duty of such firms in order to provide their employees with a proper contract of employment, to give them
conditions that are suitable for the purpose of discharge of their duties, to provide their employees with all the
health and safety equipment that is needed for the job, to give them at least one holiday in a week and at least
two weeks paid holidays in a calendar year.
The employees also have a right to be trained and developed and a right not to be unfairly dismissed. The
concept of unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal needs further discussion.
The dilemma that is been seen in most parts of the world is that many employees are being
unfairly or wrongfully dismissed and that there is no proper legal council available to them. Employees tend to sit
idle for months after they have been dismissed and cannot obtain their redundancy payments or damages for unfair
dismissal simply because there are no qualified lawyers present.
There are two ways to countering this problem. The first way is for governments to draft
proper laws and regulations and implement them through a strict regulatory procedure so that the event of unfair
dismissal does not take place. The second option is that government should ensure the availability of employment
lawyer through proper Employment Law Training. Employment Law Training is the best way to ensure the availability
of easy justice relevant to the employment sector.
For the government to properly provide Employment Law Training, it has to facilitate
the establishment of specialist institutions that would be best run by engaging into a public-private partnership,
thus bringing fresh blood and a wide body of knowledge into this auspicious discipline.