Qualifying period for unfair dismissal increases to two years

Implementation date: 6 April 2012

The qualifying period for employees to bring a claim of unfair dismissal increases from one year to two years. The increase will apply only to employees who start a new job on or after 6 April 2012. The Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012 (SI 2012/989), which also increases from one year to two years the qualifying period for the right to receive, on request, a written statement of reasons for dismissal, can be viewed on the UK legislation website.
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