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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.
3 Mar 2020
Organisations might find themselves in hot water if they wish to dismiss an apprentice. How can this be avoided?
2 Mar 2020
Australian BP employee wins on appeal after mocking pay negotiations with well known Hitler meme from the film Downfall.
25 Feb 2020
Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of drawing up plans to oust senior civil servants, which unions have described as...
18 Feb 2020
A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...
29 Jan 2020
A Timpson employee who threatened to “shoot” a colleague was unfairly dismissed because of the way the company handled the...
19 Dec 2019
A supermarket employee has been jailed after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds in a scam involving customer refunds.
11 Dec 2019
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22 Nov 2019
Employment tribunal awards £400,000 to former Qatari Embassy secretary who was subjected to a campaign of sexual harassment and discrimination.
11 Nov 2019
Two men sacked after sharing offensive material on WhatsApp lose their £300,000 claim against their former employer for wrongful dismissal.
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
4 Nov 2019
Retail staff at Asda who have yet to sign a new contract have been given an additional seven days to...
4 Nov 2019
Steve Easterbrook contravened company values with consensual romantic relationship with colleague.
1 Nov 2019
Up to 12,000 Asda staff are yet to sign a new contract that will require them to work flexible hours...
30 Oct 2019
Drivers for the minicab app Bolt have staged a protest against what they describe as “unfair” dismissals and its alleged...