A guide to Wrongful Dismissal: What is it and when is it applicable?
Following a suggestion by a podcast listener in this episode of the podcast I cover an overview of Wrongful Dismissal and summarise the information you need to know as an employer, business owner or HR professional.
In this episode I will cover:
- The basis in law for a claim for wrongful dismissal.
- The difference between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal.
- The time limits for bringing a claim for wrongful dismissal.
- The potential damages/compensation an employee could receive.
- Why it is important to ensure that your disciplinary procedure is not contractual.
- The impact of a wrongful dismissal claim on post-termination restrictions.
- Review the length of notice periods in your employee contracts to ensure that they are not excessively long;
- Seek advice before dismissing an employee without notice;
- Review your employment contracts and Handbooks to ensure that the procedures are not contractual.
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