Dismissing an employee during their probation period

Recruiting the right new employee can be a costly and protracted process. So, what do you do when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, you will have to dismiss an employee during their probation period? Due diligence before dismissing… Read on

Can I dismiss an employee within two years?

Most employers dread the hassle and cost of recruitment. But being taken to the employment tribunal by a disgruntled worker who you’ve dismissed can be equally damaging and costly. So what is the position if, within the first two years… Read on

Examples of pay outs for constructive dismissal

If an employee resigns due to the actions of their employer, and successfully claims constructive dismissal, they may be entitled to a financial award. We examine examples of constructive dismissal pay outs, and outline the maximum amount you could receive,… Read on

How to dismiss an employee for poor performance

An employee who is consistently underperforming can have a detrimental effect on an employer’s business.  Not only will poor performance affect an individual’s productivity, it can undermine team morale and the productivity of the organisation, as well as sucking up… Read on

Who pays redundancy when employer cannot?

Being made redundant is never easy. However, in most cases, if you’ve worked for your employer for at least two years, when you are made redundant, you’ll receive redundancy pay. But by the very nature of redundancy, if your employer… Read on

Letter of resignation for constructive dismissal

Resigning from a job in order to bring a claim of constructive dismissal should not be done lightly, yet is the only option in some scenarios. In this article, we set out a checklist for a constructive dismissal resignation letter,… Read on

Getting a job after a settlement agreement

Does your employer have to give you a reference as part of the settlement agreement? There are certain standard terms which have to be included in a settlement agreement for it to be valid, such as the fact that you… Read on

Can you be sacked for being off sick?

An employer is entitled to dismiss an employee for sickness in certain circumstances, provided they first follow an appropriate procedure. If an employer is too quick to dismiss someone who is off work due to illness, then the individual might… Read on

How can I sue my employer for breach of contract?

There are various ways in which an employer may breach the terms of an employee’s contract of employment. Depending upon the circumstances, this may leave the individual with no choice but to commence legal proceedings. When it comes to breach… Read on

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