Unfair Dismissal Flowchart

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Unfair dismissal is described in Chapter 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996. If you are dismissed, in a way that is contrary to the Employment Rights Act 1996, you may be able to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal. If you are successful, the Employment Tribunal will award you compensation. There are a number of qualifying conditions and exceptions, but mainly you have to be an Employee with two years continuous employment (with exceptions).

You would have responsibility for proving that you meet the relevant qualifying conditions. Use the Flow Chart below to determine whether you satisfy the preliminary conditions and don’t forget the 3-month time limit in the Employment Tribunal. Download the flowchart so that you have access to the links in the Resources column.

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Unfair Dismissal Flow Chart



Resources Available

Disciplinary action and capability

Discrimination at work

Surviving a workplace suspension

How to fight dismissal on Probation

How to survive a criminal charge, conviction or caution at work

Social Media and Unfair Dismissal

Surviving a disciplinary investigation at work

Surviving Capability and Performance Management

The Disciplinary Hearing

Alcohol and Drugs at work

How to prepare a schedule of loss for unfair dismissal





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Case Study

Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a Christmas party fight with a monkey specialist over their love rivalry for a llama keeper was unfairly dismissed, however she received nothing in compensation.  The employment tribunal said that two zookeepers who got into a fight at London Zoo’s Christmas party should have received the same disciplinary sanction. At London Zoo’s Christmas party, zookeeper Ms Westlake got into a fight with a colleague, Ms Sanders. The fight appeared to originate over another zookeeper Mr Davies, Sanders’ former boyfriend who was... Read More
Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a…Meerkats v Monkeys
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