Redundancy of human resources
Dismissal of workers to improve profitability
Premature termination of employment
Lay-off from work
Fired from work
Workers may be dismissed for reasons of redundancy because of a reduction in the amount of work of an enterprise, or as the result of the introduction of computers and automated equipment which eliminate certain jobs. In deciding which workers are to be retained, preference is usually given to workers of higher qualification and labour productivity, though redundancy usually strikes at those with less time in the job, who are often immigrants and young people.