Ending employment

Ending employment guidance:

Claimants who bring successful wrongful dismissal claims, which result in an award of compensation, may receive payment in respect of certain sums either before or after...

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Once it has been established that a claimant has the right to bring an unfair dismissal claim (see Practice Notes: Entitlement to claim unfair dismissal) and Definition...

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An employee is entitled to a redundancy payment if he is dismissed by reason of redundancy. An employee is dismissed by reason of redundancy if (amongst others) the...

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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the...

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Information and consultation is a vital part of any kind of dismissal and, if the employer wishes to minimise the risk of liability to pay compensation to affected...

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This Practice Note considers the circumstances in which the statutory consultation obligations in a collective redundancy situation will be triggered. Information and...

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Following a finding of unfair dismissal, one of the possible orders that the tribunal can make (see Practice Note: Unfair dismissal remedies—general) is an order for...

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Dismissal of an employee by their employer will typically be at the instigation of the employer. In other words, the employer will terminate the contract of employment by...

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UPDATE: On 26 September 2018 the Law Commission launched a Consultation paper on Employment Law Hearing Structures seeking views on how the shared jurisdictions of the...

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In general, employers are free to give notice of dismissal at any time, unless they have expressly or impliedly agreed not to in the contract. There is no...

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An employee is entitled to a statutory redundancy payment when: • he has been continuously employed for not less than two years • he has been dismissed, and • the...

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To succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant has to establish that he was dismissed by the employer. A contract of employment may terminate in a number of...

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This Practice Note examines the two different statutory definitions of 'redundancy'. The first is found in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996). Whether or not it is...

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Directors of companies which become, or are likely to become, insolvent are under a duty to maximise the return to the company’s creditors. The relevant statutory...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: From April 2020, employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) will be payable on termination payments above £30,000. This change will be...

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Termination occurs every time a contract comes to an end. As well as dismissal, termination includes: • expiry (without renewal) of a fixed term or limited term •...

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