An invaluable case law update on dismissal for employment law practitioners
A dismissal is the termination of an individual's employment by the employer. Before dismissing an employee, employers need to make sure that they have a potentially fair reason.
During this bite-size session, Kathy Daniels will examine the potentially fair reasons for dismissal, as outlined in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and detailed below:
• a reason related to an employee's conduct
• a reason related to an employee's capability or qualifications for the job
• because of a redundancy
• because a statutory duty or restriction prohibited the employment being continued
• some other substantial reason of a kind which justifies the dismissal.
Employers must also be able to demonstrate that they acted reasonably in treating that reason as sufficient for dismissal.
Consideration will be given to the fair procedure which must be followed, outlined in the Acas Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, as although the Code is not legally enforceable, employment tribunals will take its provisions into account when considering relevant cases.
Ideal for busy employment law practitioners, this session will ensure that viewers are up to date in respect of recent case law on suspension in respect of the following areas:
• Procedural issues
• Bringing the company into disrepute
• Termination date
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