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(p. 118) 8. Employment II: termination – wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, and redundancy 

(p. 118) 8. Employment II: termination – wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, and redundancy
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(p. 118) 8. Employment II: termination – wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, and redundancy
Author(s):

James Marson

and Katy Ferris

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198759126.003.0008
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This chapter reviews the law on employee termination. Employees have the statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed and the Employment Rights Act (ERA) 1996 identifies the criteria to be satisfied in order for the employee to gain protection. The common law protects against wrongful dismissal and provides tests and guidance for situations involving a breach of an employment contract. The chapter also considers redundancy situations. As this is governed by statute, it is necessary to appreciate the obligations imposed on the employer to adopt fair procedures.

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