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Do employers have to give reasons?

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

An employee can leave their job simply by giving written notice and they do not have to give a reason. However, an employer cannot end an employee’s employment just because they want to. An employer has to give reasons as well as notice, except in limited circumstances.

The reason for dismissing an employee must be a good reason, and it must be carried out in a procedurally fair and correct way. This includes carrying out an investigation of the events and circumstances. If not, the employer is at risk of an ex employee raising a personal grievance against them for an unjustified dismissal.

If you have any concerns or questions around the circumstances in which employers need to give reasons, give us a call to learn more about the dismissal process.

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