Dismissal - An Update for Lawyers

An invaluable case law update on dismissal for employment law practitioners

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Course Overview

A dismissal is the termination of an individual's employment by the employer. Before dismissing an employee, employers need to make sure that they have a potentially fair reason.

During this bite-size session, Kathy Daniels will examine the potentially fair reasons for dismissal, as outlined in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and detailed below:
•    a reason related to an employee's conduct
•    a reason related to an employee's capability or qualifications for the job
•    because of a redundancy
•    because a statutory duty or restriction prohibited the employment being continued
•    some other substantial reason of a kind which justifies the dismissal.

Employers must also be able to demonstrate that they acted reasonably in treating that reason as sufficient for dismissal.

Consideration will be given to the fair procedure which must be followed, outlined in the Acas Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, as although the Code is not legally enforceable, employment tribunals will take its provisions into account when considering relevant cases.

Ideal for busy employment law practitioners, this session will ensure that viewers are up to date in respect of recent case law on suspension in respect of the following areas:
•    Procedural issues
•    Bringing the company into disrepute
•    Termination date

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with the potentially fair reasons for dismissal
  • • Be aware of the fair procedure which must be followed when seeking to dismiss an employee and what a reasonable investigation entails
  • • Understand the range of reasonable responses, with reference to the case of Iceland Frozen Foods v Jones 1983
  • • Be up to date with recent case law concerning dismissal and suspension
  • • Feel confident when representing clients facing / pursuing dismissal

What is the target audience?

  • Employment laa practitioners including paralegals, trainees and solicitors


About Instructor - Kathy Daniels

Kathy is a Teaching Fellow at Aston University, lecturing in employment law and employee relations. After a career in HR, in the manufacturing sector, she now writes extensively on HR related topics, and specifically on employment law. Kathy has written an employment law textbook which is currently in its third edition, and also writes a broad range of materials for organisations such as the CIPD. In addition, she is a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunal, sitting in Birmingham.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    5 Page
  • Slides
    9 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 60