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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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22Termination of employment (4) unfair dismissal

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the basis behind unfair dismissal
  • ■ Understand who will be eligible for unfair dismissal purposes and who is excluded
  • ■ Understand the situations when a dismissal is automatically unfair
  • ■ Understand the potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee
  • ■ Understand what is meant by and the significance of the term ‘the band of reasonable responses’
  • ■ Understand the significance of the ACAS Code and the requirements of compliance with procedural guidelines
  • ■ Understand how the remedy afforded to a successful applicant will be determined
  • ■ Understand the considerations that determine the amount of any compensation ...

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