Employment relationships may end for a variety of different reasons. Although they can be amicable, often they are not. Whatever the reason you have for wanting to end someone's employment, we can quickly analyse the risks and guide you through complex employment laws to ensure the best outcome for your business is achieved with the minimum inconvenience and risk.
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There are several fair reasons for dismissing an employee: capability or health, qualifications, misconduct, redundancy or performance. Each will have to be approached in a different way. Using an incorrect reason or not following a fair procedure can cause delay and expose your business to a claim of unfair dismissal.
Dismissals for redundancy and ill health or where there is a potentially discriminatory reason require particular care. It is not always the case that employees need two years' continuous service to be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal.
Even if there aren't obvious grounds to dismiss someone fairly, sometimes it is clear the relationship is not working. We can help you to terminate the employment though settlement agreements if appropriate.
There are a number of options available including traditional hourly rates, a guaranteed fixed fee or they can be incorporated into our annual retainer service.
We will work with you to protect your business against the risk of making the wrong decision and draft all the documents, such as letters and guidance, for investigations and meetings. If you do not have the resources or are unable to undertake the process yourself our CIPD qualified HR professionals can act on your behalf.
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