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Dismissal is a termination of the employment contract provided for in Section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 which lays down the grounds for a fair and unfair dismissal. The permitted grounds of dismissal are lack of capability to do the job, misconduct, a statutory restriction, redundancy and some other substantial reason. Your employer must substantively justify the reason for dismissal and be proceduraly fair in the processes used in  arriving at the decision to dismiss. Otherwise, the dismissal will be unfair you will be paid compensation if you win your claim in the Employment Tribunal. These pages provide resources for accessing the circumstances of a dismissal or prospective dismissal in order to defend yourself, raise a grievance or file a claim in the employment tribunal.

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