Editor's message: The termination of a worker's employment is among the most sensitive tasks you and line managers within your organisation will face. Common reasons for employment ending include:
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
The Court of Appeal has held that, in the absence of an express term in the employment contract, a posted notice of dismissal is effective only when it is "actually communicated" to the employee.
An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of a long-serving employee with a clean disciplinary record who was dismissed over comments she made on Facebook about her employer.
Updated to include information on Day v Health Education England (HEE), concerning a disclosure to HEE by a junior doctor employed by an NHS trust.
In this podcast, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman looks at Western Excavating v Sharp, which defined "constructive dismissal" and led the courts and tribunals to develop the implied term of mutual trust and confidence.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
A model letter informing an employee of the outcome of a stage 3 long-term sickness absence formal review meeting.
A model letter to invite an employee to an appeal hearing where the employee has appealed his or her dismissal under the long-term sickness absence management procedure.
A model letter informing an employee of the outcome of a stage 3 short-term sickness absence formal review meeting.
A model letter inviting an employee to a short-term sickness absence appeal hearing.
A model letter informing an employee of the outcome of a short-term sickness absence appeal hearing.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.