We turned to the experts for advice on how to ensure you stay within the law when dismissing employees. Hear direct from some of the top legal experts in the UK about how to avoid an unfair dismissal claim.
After a lengthy recruitment process, you’ve hired the candidate you thought fit best. But you can’t always tell whether you made the right choice until they actually start the job, which is why probationary periods can be a boss’ best friend.
This week Sir David Walker, former chairman of Barclays, has said that CEOs should be sacked after five or six years to prevent them becoming "untouchable and unaccountable". Wise words, but how realistic is this?
Employment tribunal claims slumped by 79 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2013 following government changes aimed at easing the burden of tribunals on employers.
According to the UK Government, between April 2011 and March 2012 there were 186,300 Employment Tribunal cases in the UK, in which the median compensation claim for an unfair dismissal cost each business £4,560.
The qualifying period of service for employees to claim unfair dismissal is set to be extended from one to two years this April. But it isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card for employers. What do you need to know about unfair dismissal?