There are many reasons that a dismissal might be considered to be unfair. These range from a dismissal which is made on grounds of a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 (e.g. race, sex, age) to cases in which the correct procedure was not followed in the lead-up to a dismissal.
Aside from the award an employment tribunal may offer if an unfair dismissal claim is upheld, the cost of defending a claim in court can be significant. Employers should ensure that a fair disciplinary procedure is followed to help avoid any claims.
- Employee Dismissal Remedies
- Fair Reasons for Dismissal
- When is Dismissal Unfair?
- Dismissal Due to Lack of Capability
- Rights of Qualifying Employees on Dismissal
- Rights of Non-Qualifying Employee on Dismissal
- Notice Requirements under an Employment Contract
- Dismissal Due to Misconduct
- Other Grounds for Fair Dismissal
- Discrimination and Rights to Tribunal Claims
- When Dismissal is Automatically Unfair?