Unfair Dismissal

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 is protected from unfair dismissal. In order for a dismissal to be fair the reason for the dismissal must be one of the potentially fairContinue reading “Unfair Dismissal”

Employment Tribunals

Employment tribunals are a system of courts that have authority to deal with a number of different types of employment law claims and disputes arising between an employer and their employees. Tribunals (originally known as industrial tribunals) are part of the court system like the courts that hear civil and criminal cases. Tribunals are aContinue reading “Employment Tribunals”

Disciplinary Procedure

In order 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 in its Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. If the procedure is not used, the dismissal will almost certainly be judged unfair by anContinue reading “Disciplinary Procedure”