Dismissals and redundancies

Following the right dismissal and redundancy procedures helps protect your business and minimise the risk of a legal dispute at tribunal.

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Dismissing employees

Dismissing an employee may be your best option if their performance is unacceptable, or their position no longer exists. Here are some simple rules.

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Redundancy

A shift in the economic climate, merger or move to a new location can all make redundancies inevitable. Our overview of how to manage redundancies.

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Redundancy FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about making employees redundant, including what procedures to follow and alternatives to consider.

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Dismissing employees FAQs

FAQs people ask about dismissing employees, including disciplinary procedures and what to do about claims of constructive or wrongful dismissal.

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Giving references

Writing a reference for an ex-employee can land you in legal hot water. Understand your rights and obligations when providing references.

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Dismissing employees: key facts

Always take advice before dismissing employees. They could bring one or a combination of three claims against you if you handle the dismissal badly.

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Giving references FAQs

Giving references - answers to common questions about what references you must give employees and the possible consequences

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Making redundancies

You may be able to avoid making redundancies at all. However, if it does become necessary you need to follow the right procedures - read our guide.