On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss some of the circumstances in which a dismissed employee does not require a period of qualifying service in order to claim unfair dismissal. We also discuss the employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions in Prior v City Plumbing Supplies Ltd EAT/0535/11, in which an employee was dismissed after being sent to prison for breaking a restraining order. 

Presenter Jeya Thiruchelvam is joined by Clio Springer and Sarah Anderson. Edited and produced by Luke Smith.