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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.
14 Apr 2021
An employee refused to return to the workplace because he believed his workplace posed a danger to his children. What are the ramifications of the case?
7 Apr 2021
A firefighter who called a short gay colleague ‘half a man’ has been awarded more than £12,000 because of the way his employer dismissed him.
1 Apr 2021
Our monthly round-up of what's worrying HR. In March HR's questions focused on IR35 reforms...
30 Mar 2021
EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns.
23 Mar 2021
Government will review whistleblowing protections amid surge in people claiming they were dismissed for speaking up about Covid-related issues.
1 Mar 2021
Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...
19 Feb 2021
The country's Court of Appeal's judgment restricts the circumstances under which an injunction against dismissal can be granted to an employee.
16 Feb 2021
Lisa Stewart was accused by London Underground of dishonestly claiming she had been injured at work.
8 Feb 2021
Employment tribunal finds that an employer did not take into account an employee’s medical reasons for taking cannabis before dismissing him.
1 Feb 2021
An unemployed engineer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting two people in France – including an HR manager...
20 Jan 2021
A man who worked for a curry supplier has won a race discrimination claim after being told he did not...
18 Jan 2021
Figures show few officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct are dismissed after gross misconduct claims.
14 Jan 2021
Pimlico Plumbers is set to spend upwards of £1m on vaccinating its staff and expects to enforce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy.
8 Jan 2021
Three police officers at Hampshire Constabulary’s serious organised crime unit were sacked for gross misconduct after being secretly bugged following whistleblower concerns.