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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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