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Under section 92 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), if you are dismissed after two years of continuous employment , you are entitled to a written statement of the reasons for your dismissal from your employer. You can use it as evidence in an unfair dismissal claim or in any other legal proceedings – s92(5) ERA 1996.

Section 93 ERA 1996 says that you can make a claim to the Employment Tribunal if your employer unreasonably fails to provide the written statement within 14 days of your request, or if the reasons given are inadequate or untrue.

If you are dismissed while pregnant or during ordinary or additional maternity leave or ordinary or additional adoption leave, you are entitled to receive written reasons without formally asking, irrespective of your length of service – S92(4) & (4A).

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