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We are 3 academics at The University of the West of Scotland carrying out a research study on Redundancy - to what extent have people been protected by their legal rights? We would very much appreciate if you would post this note below on your site.
This questionnaire is being issued for a law research project which is taking place at The University of the West of Scotland.
Many of us have personal or family experience of redundancy and most often this is financially difficult and a cause of anxiety and distress.
We want to get information to understand to what extent people are being protected in redundancy situations by having their UK legal rights observed.
We would very much appreciate if you could take the time to complete the questionnaire. You are not required to give your name; you cannot be personally identified, unless you choose to, so your confidentiality can be completely assured.
At the end of the questionnaire, there are several links where you can find useful sources of advice on many aspects of redundancy.
Whether this questionnaire is relevant to you personally or not, we would also very much appreciate if you could pass this questionnaire onto others, please just forward the e-mail. It is important for is to have as many responses as possible, from across the UK.
The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather information which we intend to publish in a law journal. Journal articles of this type can be used to influence future changes in the law and are especially influential where there is a large amount of evidence (e.g. in this case through a high response rate to a questionnaire), so your response is of value.
The questionnaire should not take long to complete, if there is any question you do not wish, or feel you cannot answer, please just skip that question and complete as many questions as you can. On most questions there is a box if you would like to add any information.
Please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHNW7WK and you will be taken to the questionnaire.