Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful dismissal is where an employer who dismisses someone without notice will be in breach of contract and liable to pay compensation. Dismissal Without Notice Wrongful dismissal is where an employer who dismisses someone without contractual or statutory notice will be in breach of contract and liable to pay compensation. Usually the employer’s liability willContinue reading “Wrongful Dismissal”

Constructive Dismissal

A constructive dismissal can happen if an employee resigns where they are entitled to treat the contract as ended by a breach of contract. Breach Of Contract A constructive dismissal can happen if an employee resigns in circumstances where they are entitled to treat the contract as brought to an end by a fundamental breachContinue reading “Constructive Dismissal”

Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal – employees who are dismissed may be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal alleging unfair dismissal. Unfair Dismissal Claims Employees who are dismissed may be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal alleging unfair dismissal. An employee who has completed more than two years of continuous employment isContinue reading “Unfair Dismissal”

Redundancy

An employee’s job is redundant if their workplace closes down, or if they become surplus to the requirements of the employer. Redundancy Law An employee’s job is redundant if the business or organisation that employs them closes down, or closes down at the location where they work, or if they become surplus to the requirementsContinue reading “Redundancy”

Right To Be Accompanied

Workers have a right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union official at certain disciplinary or grievance meetings. Workers’ Right To Be Accompanied At Disciplinary Meetings Workers have a statutory right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union official where they are required or invited by their employer toContinue reading “Right To Be Accompanied”

Disciplinary Procedure

To be able to fairly dismiss an employee for a breach of discipline an employer should have in place a disciplinary procedure. Disciplinary Rules To be able to fairly dismiss an employee for a breach of discipline an employer should have in place a disciplinary procedure. The procedure should comply with the ACAS guidelines inContinue reading “Disciplinary Procedure”

Employment Settlement Agreement

An employment settlement agreement is a binding written agreement between an employee and employer to settle a potential tribunal claim. Settlement Agreement An employment settlement agreement is a binding written agreement between an employee and employer where the employee agrees to settle a claim that they have, or potentially have, against their employer. Employees haveContinue reading “Employment Settlement Agreement”