Dismissals

Dismissals

What is Fair Dismissal?

Dismissals typically start where an employee breaches their contract of employment, or the business is going through a redundancy process. It is the process where a business or company parts ways from a employee for any number of reasons. Every business will face this process at some point, the question is how prepared is your business when it comes to dismissing a employee, and what processes do you have in place to safeguard your company (and the employee) whilst keeping the process fair and fully compliant to todays laws?

What is considered a fair dismissal reasoning…

a) Conduct or Misconduct
b) Capability or Performance
c) Redundancy
d) Statutory illegality or breach of a statutory restriction

Each of these fair dismissal reasonings have different procedures, timeframes and stages that companies should be aware of and follow to ensure the fair dismissal of an employee.

Is there anything a business can do to avoid dismissals?

Sadly, not every situation is avoidable when it comes to employment, For example you can not stop someone wanting to steal from you – which would come under conduct / misconduct. At the same time, you can’t prevent changes to your business which require restructures or redundancies. All you can do as a business is have effective procedures and plans in place to assist you in dealing with the situations that may arise as you conduct your business. That’s where OptHR can help you.

We have years of experience managing everything from poor performance to misconduct and redundancy procedures. We understand what processes and actions your business will need to undertake in order to provide a ‘fair’ process whilst remaining compliant with regulations.
Our team can advise review all your policies and procedures and help develop your processes to tackle dismissals. The best defence in most situations is to be prepared in case you need to take actions to dismiss an employee.

If you are interested in a FREE employment contract and policy review, we are more than happy to assist you. Our goal is to prepare our clients and protect their businesses and interests. If you are going through a dismissal process or about to begin, ensure you have the experts on hand. Call Us or Contact Us for a no obligations conversation.

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