Dismissals and redundancies
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Dismissing employees or making them redundant is difficult but it will get worse if you are taken to an employment tribunal to face a claim of unfair or wrongful dismissal.
Fair grounds for dismissal include the conduct of the employee, their ability or qualifications and redundancy. You must follow a fair and reasonable dismissal procedure because an employee (even a part-timer) with one year’s continuous service who is sacked without a fair reason and reasonable treatment can claim unfair dismissal.
Timely advice from our employment lawyers can make sure you avoid claims that a redundancy is unfair dismissal by ensuring that it is genuine. In general terms this means that the job must have disappeared. Also, employers must select employees for redundancy on a fair and objective basis, after reasonable consultation and with adequate notice and a fair appeals procedure.
Our team of employment lawyers can advise on the right procedures to follow when dismissing staff or making redundancies, helping to protect your business and minimise the risk of a legal dispute.
Employment law - handy guide to latest key facts and figures
With employment law changing so frequently, we are mindful that employers may find it hard to keep up to date with the latest regulations.
As part of our commitment to helping you minimise the risk to your business of an employment claim, please download our handy guide to current key facts and figures relating to employment law.