Unfair dismissal and continuity of employment

From 6th April employees will have to have completed 2 years’ continuous employment with their employers in order to have protection from unfair dismissal (save in cases where such a dismissal would be deemed automatically unfair, for example dismissal for a pregnancy related reason).  However, employers beware as the new rules apply only to new joiners.  Employees who are already working for you will still retain that right after only 12 months.

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About Belinda Lester
I am the managing director and founder of Lionshead Law, a boutique virtual law firm specialising in employment, immigration, commercial and IP law.

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