Edinburgh City Council was criticised for an unusual redundancy selection process.
They decided to release 7 out of 13 agency street cleaners and embarked on a scoring matrix which included performance factors. As a result, 4 people were selected but a stalemate was reached and they could not decide on the other 3 people.
Consequently, they decided to pick names out of a bowl. This is not a fair selection process and the workers were reinstated pending an appropriate selection process.