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North Texas Finds Socially Responsible Layoffs Can Mitigate Depression among Workers

An international research team led by a University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) public health professor found that a just and socially responsible layoff process is important for the emotional health of workers – a study that occurred during the most severe recession since the Great Depression. The findings could inform how downsizing companies approach layoffs, emphasizing processes that are transparent, understandable, fair, and well planned, said Dr. M. Harvey Brenner, professor of behavioral and community health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health.