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Find out more about the dismissals process with our selection of articles, links and guides to best practice and regulation.

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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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 library@icaew.com.

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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Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Comply with basic employment law


Employment law is a complex area that is full of pitfalls. Getting it right means keeping in touch with developments, thinking out your policies and implementing them with care. Getting it wrong could be extremely expensive.

Discipline and grievance issues


Good procedures enable you to deal with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently and fairly, with a view to sorting them out before they become serious. Fair and transparent procedures are also vital to help you avoid potential accusations of unfair dismissal.



Discrimination against employees on any grounds other than their ability to do the job is a bad idea - and could also be illegal. If an employee or potential employee brings a discrimination case against your business, you could be tied up in costly and time-consuming

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Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Articles are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Useful links

Dismissing employees (acas)
Information for both employers and employees on managing dismissals, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Dismissing staff (GOV.UK)
Government advice on types of dismissal as well as and policies and procedures for employers.

Dismissal (CIPD)
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

Click on the links below to see our catalogue record and holdings for each item. Please contact us if you would like to borrow a book or request a copy of an article.

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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