LRD Booklets September 2001

Dismissal - a legal guide

Introduction (1004 words)

There have been significant changes to the law on dismissal over the last few years. An employee now only needs to have worked for ...

1. The basic law on dismissal (1491 words)

To be able to take advantage of the rights explained in this booklet the employee needs to have been dismissed. A "dismissal" is not ...

2. Binding arbitration (1473 words)

Until May 2001 an employee who wanted to pursue an unfair dismissal claim had only one course of action. If negotiations could not secure ...

3. Fair dismissal (3260 words)

Within the first year of employment, or if over normal retirement age, an employee has no right to challenge a dismissal unless it is ...

4. Unfair dismissal (6106 words)

Employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed by their employer under section 94 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 96). An ...

5. Constructive dismissal (776 words)

A constructive dismissal, on the face of it, does not seem to be a dismissal at all. What happens is that the employee leaves ...

6. Wrongful dismissal (653 words)

A dismissal can be wrongful, even if it is not unfair. This means that a dismissal, which otherwise would be for a "fair" reason, ...

Further information (281 words)

The Labour Research Department (LRD) produces a number of booklets on employment law topics. The annual Law at work guide (last published in June ...