All businesses, whatever their size, remain increasingly exposed to a complaint or a Tribunal claim when it comes to terminating someone’s employment. As an employer it can appear difficult to get a clear view of where you stand legally because of the complexities of many employment laws. Employees do not always require two years’ service to be able to complain they have been unfairly dismissed.
Whatever the reason you have for wanting to end someone’s employment, we can quickly analyse the risks and guide you through complex employment laws to ensure the best outcome for your business is achieved with the minimum inconvenience and risk.
There are several potentially fair reasons to terminate someone’s employment. You need to ensure that you have a fair reason to dismiss someone and are following a fair process or you could leave yourself open to a claim. Even if there are not obvious grounds to dismiss someone fairly, sometimes it is clear the relationship is not working. We can help you terminate the employment through a settlement agreement if appropriate.
We will work with you to help you follow best practice and limit exposure to your business. We can draft all the documents, such as letters and guidance for investigations and meetings. If you do not have the resources or are unable to undertake the process yourself, our HR professionals can act on your behalf.
If you wish to obtain the advice our specialist employment solicitors and HR professionals to help you understand your employment and advise you on your legal position, please contact us or complete the enquiry form. You can also use the enquiry form to request a call back from one our experts.