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Notification of potential dismissal meeting

Notification of potential dismissal meetingThe law on termination of employment can differ according to how long the employee has worked for you. For employees with short service, termination can be relatively straightforward. Short-serving employees... Read more

Letter to ex-employee enforcing restrictive covenants

Letter to ex-employee enforcing restrictive covenantsWhere you believe a former employee is in breach of enforceable restrictive covenants, you may wish to consider taking legal action against them in the civil courts. The starting point is normally ... Read more

Response to "heat of the moment" resignation

Response to "heat of the moment" resignationResignations given in anger by employees "in the heat of the moment" are not usually binding because of the pre-existing circumstances in which they were given, so it's not safe to treat them as valid. Likewise,... Read more

Ex gratia termination payment receipt

Ex gratia termination payment receiptOur ex gratia termination payment receipt not only asks the employee to confirm receipt of an ex gratia payment but it also enables you to reach a full and final settlement on their contractual claims related to t... Read more

Notification of appeal meeting

Notification of appeal meetingYou're under no legal obligation to give a short-serving employee an opportunity to appeal against their dismissal, unless you've promised this as part of a relevant contractual procedure. If you do decide to allow the emp... Read more

Confirmation of dismissal due to statutory bar

Confirmation of dismissal due to statutory barThe dismissal of an employee is potentially fair if they couldn't continue to work without contravention of a statutory duty or restriction. Assuming you have followed a fair dismissal procedure, use our l... Read more

Early release from notice letter

Early release from notice letterUse our letter when an employee has resigned and you agree to release them from the requirement to serve out their full contractual notice period. Make sure it's made clear that they will not be paid for any part of the... Read more

Dismissal on notice due to unsatisfactory performance/conduct letter

Dismissal on notice due to unsatisfactory performance/conduct letterYou should only use this letter where the employee has short service. This is because longer-serving employees have unfair dismissal rights so they need to be treated entirely differe... Read more

Notice of potential dismissal (FTC expiry)

Notice of potential dismissal (FTC expiry)The expiry of a fixed-term contract without it being renewed is still a dismissal in law and therefore can still be an unfair dismissal if you fail to deal with the situation properly, notwithstanding the fac... Read more

Dismissal without notice letter (absent employee)

Dismissal without notice letter (absent employee)If, after a disciplinary hearing which is held in the employee's absence, you take the decision to dismiss them because they've committed an act of gross misconduct, you will need our dismissal without n... Read more
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