Dismissal From Employment

If the employer ends the contract it is a dismissal. Employment can usually only be terminated by a period of notice from either side.

What Is A Dismissal?

If the employer ends the contract of employment it is a dismissal.

Unless an employee is contracted to work for only a specific fixed period or their contract provides for circumstances that automatically end it, their employment can usually only be terminated by either the employee or their employer giving a period of notice.

If an employer fails to renew a contract for a fixed period when that period comes to an end a dismissal will also occur.

A dismissal does not only occur when the employer expressly terminates the contract of an employee. Retirement, resignations and redundancy are also technically dismissals.

Unfair Dismissal

Employees are protected by law from unfair dismissal after two years of employment with the same employer.

There are a number of potentially fair reasons for a dismissal, and some dismissals will be automatically unfair.

More information about unfair dismissal.

Settlement Agreements

To avoid employment tribunal claims for unfair dismissal or some other claims, employers often seek to negotiate terms for someone to leave their employment and put in place an employment settlement agreement to make it binding.

More information about settlement agreements.

Notice Period

Unfair Dismissal

Wrongful Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Admin