Call for evidence on dismissal procedures and "compensated no-fault dismissals"

Close date: 8 June 2012

The Government has launched a call for evidence on making the dismissal process "simpler, quicker and clearer" because of concerns raised by organisations that the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" is not appropriate for small businesses and relates mainly to disciplinary issues involving misconduct. It also proposes to allow businesses with fewer than 10 employees to dismiss an employee where no fault is identified on the employee's part, as long as the employer pays a set amount of compensation to the employee. This would prevent the employee from being able to bring an unfair dismissal claim.
Consultation document: Dealing with dismissal and "compensated no fault dismissal" for micro businesses (PDF format, 347K) (on the BIS website)
Government response: Dealing with dismissal and "compensated no fault dismissal" for micro businesses (PDF format, 651K) (on the BIS website)
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