There are times when it’s necessary to terminate an employee’s contract and when that happens, you will need to work with your HR adviser and follow your employer’s dismissal process.  

This process should set out the steps that need to be taken to terminate their contract in a fair, legal and reasonable way. 

This guide is designed to help understand the dismissal process. How you respond as a manager could protect your organisation from having an Employment Tribunal (ET) Claim for example for unfair dismissal or discrimination or any other claim for compensation by the affected employee. Your fair and appropriate handling of the situation is also important for the motivation and wellbeing of the rest of your team when a colleague is dismissed.

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