Dismissal
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Dismissal Documents

A range of documents covering every disciplinary and dismissal scenario

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Dismissal on notice due to redundancy letter
Dismissal on notice letter due to redundancy letterYou should only use this letter where the employee has been employed for less than two years and you are making less than 20 redundancies within a 90-day period. This is because longer-serving employees have unfair dismissal rights so they need to be... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Letter to accompany settlement agreement
Once you have negotiated a settlement with the employee in principle, you will need to draft an agreement and give it to them with a covering letter explaining the requirement that they seek independent legal advice in connection with its content.The negotiation processWhen you produce a draft Settlement... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Grievance procedure
Your grievance procedure should play a crucial role in how you deal with staff complaints. Use our procedure to set out the steps that an employee with a grievance relating to their employment should take, but be aware that they can still issue employment tribunal proceedings against you even where they... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Procedure
Letter notifying outcome of grievance meeting
Use our letter to inform the employee of your decision in relation to their grievance and of their right of appeal against that decision. This is not only part and parcel of complying with your own grievance procedure but it's also a requirement of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Warning-final warning of poor performance
Warning/final warning of poor performanceFollowing a review meeting, if you want to formally warn the employee about their performance, you will need to issue a performance warning. This should give the employee a reasonable period of time in which to improve and warn them that a failure to do so could... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Letter following grievance appeal meeting
After the grievance appeal meeting, you need to formally notify the employee in writing of the outcome. The decision on an appeal is normally final unless your grievance procedure specifically contains a right of further appeal to a higher level of management.A final decisionAfter hearing the employee's... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Confirmation of dismissal for some other substantial reason
After you've had a meeting with the employee to discuss the proposal to dismiss due to "some other substantial reason", if you do decide to go ahead with the dismissal, use our confirmation of dismissal for some other substantial reason to effect it.Dismissal in writingAfter you have had a meeting with... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Notification of potential dismissal meeting (SOSR or statutory bar)
Notification of potential dismissal (SOSR or statutory bar)It is potentially fair to dismiss an employee for "some other substantial reason" capable of justifying dismissal. This is the "catch all" acceptable reason for dismissal. It is also potentially fair to dismiss an employee where otherwise keeping... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Notice of disciplinary appeal hearing
If you deny an employee the right to appeal against a disciplinary sanction or dismissal, you will be acting unfairly and in breach of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Use our notice of disciplinary appeal hearing letter when an employee appeals against a disciplinary... Read more
DOWNLOAD December 2015
Type: Letter
Dismissal with notice letter (misconduct)
If you've followed the warnings procedure to its natural conclusion, it means that a dismissal is going to be inevitable, but again only after a disciplinary hearing. When you want to confirm a dismissal on grounds of misconduct, you will need our dismissal with notice letter. This is the final disciplinary... Read more
DOWNLOAD November 2013
Type: Letter
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