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When does a dismissal become automatically unfair?

July 30, 2013

To bring an unfair dismissal claim against their former employer, an individual must: actually be an employee (as opposed to “worker”); have been dismissed (as defined by s.95 of the Employment Rights Act 1996); if hired before 6 April 2012 have 1 year’s continuous service; if hired on or after 6 April 2012 have 2 […]

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Compensation limit in unfair dismissal claims to be increased in 2013

December 16, 2012

The annual increase in the limits on particular Employment Tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment law legislation have been announced by the Ministry of Justice. The limit on a week’s “gross pay” (which is used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the “Basic Award” in unfair dismissal cases) has been increased from £430 […]

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Can I claim unfair dismissal if I don’t have 12 months continuous service?

September 5, 2012

Most workers are aware of the existence of their right to claim unfair dismissal if their employment is (unfairly) terminated. However, although workers are aware of the abstract nature of the right, they are often unaware of the most basic content of the right to claim unfair dismissal. One of the most basic elements is […]

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