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Introduction to Business Law

Introduction to Business Law (5th edn)

Lucy Jones
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p. 37113. The Contract of Employment and its Terminationlocked

p. 37113. The Contract of Employment and its Terminationlocked

  • Lucy JonesLucy JonesDeputy Head, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, University of Brighton
  • Published in print: 05 August 2019
  • Published online: September 2019


This chapter discusses the contract of employment and its termination. It considers the difference between an employee, an employee shareholder, an independent contractor, and a worker, and the tests used to establish their status. It discusses the types of implied terms contained in a contract of employment. The chapter also considers termination of a contract of employment, examining the difference between unfair, constructive, and wrongful dismissal. It looks at claims for unfair dismissal, considering the potentially fair reasons for dismissal, the band of reasonable responses, the automatically unfair reasons for dismissal, and the remedies available where unfair dismissal has occurred. The chapter concludes with a discussion of redundancy.

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