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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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19Termination of employment (1) continuity, notice and dismissal

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the significance of continuity of employment
  • ■ Understand how continuous employment is calculated for unfair dismissal purposes
  • ■ Understand the significance of notice periods
  • ■ Understand the statutory notice period in the absence of contractual notice
  • ■ Understand the meaning of dismissal
  • ■ Understand the three ways in which a contract of employment can be terminated by dismissal
  • ■ Understand what is meant by a constructive dismissal
  • ■ Understand the criteria for claiming constructive dismissal
  • ■ Critically analyse the concepts of continuity of employment, notice and dismissal
  • ■ Apply the rules ...

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