Dismissal of an employee occurs when: the employer terminates the contract, either with or without giving notice or; a fixed term contract ends and is not renewed; or the employee leaves when they are entitled to do so due to the employer's conduct. Read our factsheets and employment law resources to find out more about dismissal procedures, unfair and wrongful dismissal.


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Dismissal procedures
Introductory guidance on dismissal in the UK, focusing on unfair dismissal and with advice on following a fair dismissal procedure

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Dismissal: UK employment law
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People manager guide: Dismissal
Information for managers on what happens when the decision is made to dismiss a member of their team and how to avoid mistakes
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New statutory code not enough to prevent future P&O Ferries-type sackings
Ben Willmott talks about why UK Government plans for a new code of practice to ensure employers consult with workers when changing employment conditions will fail to stop unfair treatment, as press reports suggest the long-awaited Employment Bill is to be further delayed


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