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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”.
6 Oct 2020
A former charity CEO has won more than £26,000 in compensation after being constructively dismissed from her role.
5 Oct 2020
Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.
24 Sep 2020
The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.
24 Sep 2020
Stoicism – an ancient philosophy – is a protected characteristic, rules tribunal.
21 Sep 2020
Claimant had been covertly recorded by a colleague 'holding forth on strike breakers and Conservative voters'.
17 Sep 2020
The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort...
17 Sep 2020
Protections under the Equality Act for those going through gender reassignment extends to those who identify as gender-fluid or non-binary,...
10 Sep 2020
Judge said claimant not warned he could be dismissed for causing employer reputational damage.
7 Sep 2020
A solicitor claiming for unfair dismissal against the Crown Prosecution Service has had her case dismissed after a judge ruled...
12 Aug 2020
A sales executive who earned more than £700,000 per year has won her claim for sex discrimination at an employment...
11 Aug 2020
A BP employee in Australia who lost his job after sending colleagues a Hitler meme parodying the company’s wage negotiations...
30 Jul 2020
Furloughed employees will be entitled to redundancy pay based on their normal wages, not their furlough rate, from tomorrow (31...
28 Jul 2020
On Saturday, the government announced that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return...
30 Jun 2020
A former university lecturer has successfully brought a constructive unfair dismissal claim at an employment tribunal after the education establishment...