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Updated to reflect an increase in the basic and compensatory awards for unfair dismissal, with effect from 6 April 2017.
The law on the right to a written statement of reasons for dismissal, including the remedy where there is a failure to provide such a statement.
A model letter to an employee giving a statement of reasons for dismissal when a dismissed employee makes a request to be given a written statement of the reasons for his or her dismissal.
A model letter giving a statement of reasons for dismissal where the employee is pregnant or on maternity or adoption leave.
In Catherine Haigh Harlequin Hair Design v Seed the EAT holds that in order for an employee to be able to complain that the written reasons for dismissal given to her by her employer were "inadequate or untrue", those reasons must have been furnished in response to a specific request from the employee in question.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to written statements of reasons for dismissal.