Folk on benefits entitled to them
Sir -- I must reply to the 'Letter of the Week' -- "Where to from here?" (Sunday Independent, Oct 31, 2010).
The "Polish" employee who the writer had to sack due to the closure of his business had, during his employment, been paying state unemployment insurance and therefore is fully entitled to draw on the benefits available to him (I would dispute the amount suggested by the writer.)
The employer did not pay state insurance and therefore is not entitled to these benefits.