Unfair dismissal

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”.


Oxford University retirement policy facing fresh challenge

A second Oxford University professor this year is challenging the institution over its retirement policy...

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Suicidal NHS worker threatened with legal action awarded £92k

11 Sep 2019

A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...

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£12k for unfairly dismissed Age UK worker after botched redundancy

16 Aug 2019

An error made by managers working out who should be made redundant led to a successful claim of unfair dismissal from a former Age UK employee.

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Tesco worker ‘left in the dark’ about role was unfairly dismissed

5 Aug 2019

A former Tesco employee who was left in the dark about changes to her role and suspended for not accepting them was constructively and unfairly dismissed.

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HR manager at merging NHS trust was unfairly dismissed

2 Aug 2019

An HR manager at a merged NHS trust has won her claim for unfair dismissal but two of her colleagues' cases failed.

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Pregnant worker who challenged working hours wins unfair dismissal claim

2 Jul 2019

A care assistant who was dismissed has been awarded more than £35,000.

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Employment tribunals beset by delays and transfers

28 Jun 2019

The employment tribunal system is still hamstrung by a lack of judicial and administrative resources, nearly two years after fees were scrapped

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Restaurant worker unfairly dismissed after whistleblowing

25 Jun 2019

An employment tribunal has ruled that the sacking of an assistant restaurant manager after he had blown the whistle over ingredients was unfair.

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Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

23 May 2019

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

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MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

21 May 2019

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

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Proselytising Christian nurse loses second appeal against dismissal

14 May 2019

A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2019: Maximum compensation, holiday entitlement and positive action

2 May 2019

The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...

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April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

18 Mar 2019

Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....

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TUPE: Were the reasons for dismissal personal?

14 Mar 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case looked at whether someone dismissed directly before a business transfer was right to claim...

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Dismissal for asserting a statutory right – a trap for the unwary

5 Mar 2019

Most employers wanting to part company with an employee will be aware of the most common claims that the individual...

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