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Employers deciding whether to dismiss a disabled employee who is on long-term sick leave should ensure they consider a part-time return to work, particularly where this is the advice of the employee's GP and/or other medical professionals. If they don't, they risk a disability discrimination claim, a recent ruling makes clear.
Employers should treat an employee who successfully appeals a dismissal under its contractual disciplinary procedures as having always remained in employment. However, they should take care not to do (or fail to do) anything during the appeal that could be treated as grounds for the employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal.
Employers will welcome confirmation that a dismissal for gross misconduct can be lawful if there is no one act that amounts to gross misconduct on its own, provided there is a cumulative series of acts which, taken together, undermine the duty of mutual trust and confidence between employees and employers.
The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letting People Go: The People-Centered Approach to Firing and Laying Off Employees
Shlosberg, Matt (Business Expert Press, 2011)
Poorly executed terminations may result in challenges ranging from short term annoyances to complete brand destruction. This book covers why terminating employees correctly is important and provides a framework for doing so. Discusses dismissal and redundancy from an organizational rather than legal perspective.
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Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas tool aimed at small firms and line and team managers in larger organisations. The steps cover investigating a discipline issue through to taking action such as issuing an improvement note, giving a written warning or, as a last resort, dismissal. Two real-life example situations and frequently-asked questions are covered.
Acas advice booklet for employers, employee representatives and employees in situations when 20 or more employees may lose their jobs through collective redundancy. The booklet covers relevant case studies and provides tips for managing the psychological impact of redundancies.
Acas advice for employers and employees on disciplinary procedures, covering common questions and answers. Includes a short video covering whether an employee can be disciplined or their employment terminated while on sick leave.
Dismissing staff (GOV.UK)
Government advice on types of dismissal as well as and policies and procedures for employers.
A range of resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, including factsheets and employment law FAQs.
Articles and books in the Library collection
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Employment law handbook
(The Law Society, 2017)
This title includes chapters on: termination of employment; unfair and wrongful dismissal; dismissal foe whistleblowing; and redundancy.
New unfair dismissal regime
Small Business Tax and Finance, September 2013, p.33-34
A review of the government's efforts at reforming the unfair dismissal regime, assessing their potential impact on employers and employees.
The complete dismissal package: all you need to know about disciplinary procedures, workplace mediation and tribunal claims
(Indicator FL Memo, 2013)
This book aims to cover every intricate detail of the dismissal process, with practical tips for employers and an appendix of sample documents.
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