Dismissal

A dismissal is the termination of an individual's employment by the employer. Employees have a right not to be unfairly dismissed from employment.

Before dismissing an employee, employers need to make sure that they have a potentially fair reason. The five potentially fair reasons for dismissal are: capability or qualifications; conduct; redundancy; where continued employment would contravene the law; and “some other substantial reason”.

A dismissal can also be constructive, where an employee resigns in response to his or her employer's breach of contract.


Appeal tribunal rules in favour of hotel waiters over employment rights

Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have...

Raheem Sterling case: What actions can employers take for incidents outside work?

17 Dec 2018

Chelsea supporter Colin Wing recently lost his job in connection to alleged racist abuse he made against Manchester City player...

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Christmas party choking incident leads to unfair dismissal ruling

7 Dec 2018

The manager of a club in Cardiff won an employment tribunal ruling for unfair dismissal after senior staff failed to...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

5 Dec 2018

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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Peeling onions led to unfair dismissal of woman with glaucoma

16 Nov 2018

A woman with a long-term eye condition, who lost her job at a food preparation firm after being asked to...

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Ryanair sacks stranded cabin crew for ‘breach of trust’

7 Nov 2018

Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for “breach of trust” after a photograph was circulated...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2018: annual leave and sickness absence

2 Nov 2018

How should employers deal with annual leave entitlement for employees on long-term sick leave? This issue is dealt with in...

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Conducting termination discussions successfully (webinar)

1 Nov 2018

The heightened media interest in “gagging clauses” means that now may be the time to review your organisation’s approach to...

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Google dismisses 48 staff over sexual harassment

26 Oct 2018

Google has dismissed 48 people – including 13 senior managers – over claims of sexual harassment in the past two...

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Union urges Uber users not to cross ‘digital picket line’

9 Oct 2018

The IWGB union has a called a 24-hour strike against Uber and is urging the public not use the taxi-hailing...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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Nurse who set himself on fire after being dismissed was treated unfairly

9 Aug 2018

A nurse who set himself on fire and died after being dismissed from his job was “treated unfairly”, according to...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2018 – workplace temperatures and holiday pay

1 Aug 2018

We can’t be expected to work in this heat! This may have become a familiar complaint for employers to deal...

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Netflix to educate staff after dismissing employee who used ‘N-word’

25 Jun 2018

Netflix has said it will educate its staff about the ways that race, nationality and gender identity affect its organisation...

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