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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.
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4 Nov 2019
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4 Nov 2019
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1 Nov 2019
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30 Oct 2019
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18 Oct 2019
A former Mulberry designer who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she had a “philosophical belief” in the right...
7 Oct 2019
A former Clarks chief executive has lost his case for unfair dismissal after he was asked to resign following accusations of sexist, racist and homophobic comments.
3 Sep 2019
How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...
31 Jul 2019
All HR professionals are familiar with the stress and anxiety associated with a grievance or disciplinary process. Ashleigh Webber examines...
8 Jul 2019
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has clarified when it is acceptable for an employee to make a covert recording of a...
14 May 2019
A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...
2 Apr 2019
If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
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21 Feb 2019
An NHS ambulance technician who was threatened with legal action after he reported feeling suicidal was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal...