Notice Period

Employment can usually only be terminated by either party giving a period of notice, unless an employee is contracted to work for only a specific fixed period of time or their contract provides other circumstances that automatically end it. The contract can set out how much notice either party needs to give, but the employerContinue reading “Notice Period”

Wrongful Dismissal

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 will be limited to payment of salary in lieu of the notice that should have been given to the employee. Only in extreme cases does theContinue reading “Wrongful Dismissal”

Dismissal

If the employer ends the contract it is a dismissal. However a dismissal will also occur if an employer simply fails to renew a contract for a fixed period when that period comes to an end. Unless an employee is contracted to work for only a specific fixed period or their contract provides for circumstancesContinue reading “Dismissal”