In addition to an employees contractual rights, such as to receive notice of termination, there is overlaid a whole raft of statutory legislation which takes precedence and cannot be contracted out of. HR professionals, line managers and consultants must be aware of the various legislative demands of this area, if expensive mistakes are to be avoided.
This section is designed to give the reader an insight into current legal obligations in the United Kingdom and looks at when employees can be dismissed, with or without notice, the correct procedures to follow and the potential claims that can arise where an employer gets it wrong.
Specialist advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, action based on the contents of this site which is only intended as a brief note. If you require specific advice on any aspect of this section or on any other UK employment related matters, please contact David Bickford or another member of the Penningtons Employment Team.