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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”.
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
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.
23 May 2019
A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...
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...
14 May 2019
A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...
2 May 2019
The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...
18 Mar 2019
Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....
14 Mar 2019
A recent Court of Appeal case looked at whether someone dismissed directly before a business transfer was right to claim...
5 Mar 2019
Most employers wanting to part company with an employee will be aware of the most common claims that the individual...
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...
21 Feb 2019
A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...
15 Feb 2019
A prison officer who was subject to verbal and physical abuse over his sexual orientation was unfairly dismissed, an employment...
8 Feb 2019
An employment tribunal ruled this week that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair, and “tainted by discrimination”....
25 Jan 2019
Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly,...