When an employer dismisses an employee without good reason and/or without following the appropriate process, the employee can potentially raise a legal claim for unfair dismissal.
As a general rule (with some exceptions), an employee must have a minimum of two years’ continuous service to bring a claim for unfair dismissal. We can ensure that your decision-making process concerning dismissals is in line with the permitted reasons. We will check that your policies and procedures are up- to-date, to make sure the process you follow is a fair process.
Given that the law on unfair dismissal is complex, it would be beneficial for your business to take professional advice before any dismissal takes place. If you have an employee you are considering dismissing, our employment team can steer you through the process and minimise risk to your business.