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Effective date of termination

In general, to bring a claim of unfair dismissal, an employee must have a minimum of one year's service ending with the effective date of termination if his or her employment commenced before 6 April 2012, or two years' service ending with the effective date of termination if his or her employment commenced on or after 6 April 2012. The effective date of termination is defined in the Employment Rights Act 1996, s.97.