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End of Employment Contract

The end of an employment contract doesn’t have to be contentious. Unfortunately, it still often is, and that’s where we come in.

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An employee’s contract can end in a number of different ways. Each one has its own set of rules and considerations to ensure it goes smoothly.

Dismissal and redundancy are the most likely to cause issues. For example, to avoid claims of unfair dismissal, you need to give a valid, justified reason for doing so. You must treat the dismissed employee the same way as their colleagues. And, you must give proper notice as outlined in their contract. Failure to do any of these things correctly could result in a tribunal claim.

There are also different types of dismissal to consider. For example, at what point do you terminate the contract of an individual who’s on extended sickness absence? You’re probably considering capability dismissal… but how long do you have to wait before this becomes a viable option?

There are dismissals that are out of your hands. If a staff member feels they’ve been treated poorly, they may leave the business and claim constructive dismissal.

And then there’s collective redundancy. Sometimes, for the sake of the business, you need to terminate some employees. But failure to consult them in the correct way could result in huge morale dips, massive losses, and an employment tribunal to boot.

Our resources cover everything you need to know about end of contract, from notice to employer and garden leave, to dismissals and redundancies. We’ll provide tips on how to retain staff, as well as make the transition smoother—methods such as intro and exit interviews.

So if you have any questions about any of the topics mentioned about, get in touch with us on 0808 145 3380.

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Case Law Update: Moore v Phoenix Product Development Limited

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Case Law Update: Khatun v Winn Solicitors Ltd

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Exit Interview Templates in the UK

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Case Law Update: Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting

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Payment in Lieu of Notice & Redundancy

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Bumping Redundancy

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Employee’s Right to Appeal Redundancy

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Case Law Update - Kubilius v Kent Foods Ltd

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Unfair Redundancy

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Fair Reasons for Redundancy in the UK

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Exit Interviews

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Redundancy Process

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Dismissal Due to Depression

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Temporary Redundancy, Lay-offs and Short Time Working

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Voluntary Redundancy in the UK

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Compulsory Redundancy in the UK

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Bringing Redundant Staff Back to Furlough

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Case Law Update: Redundancy & Disputes

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Dismissal Without Notice in the UK

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Case Law Update: Maternity Leave & Constructive Dismissal

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Alternatives to Redundancy

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Redundancy Consultation

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Checklist - Alternatives to Redundancy

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Checklist - Alternatives to Redundancy

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Case Law Update: Reputational Damage & Knee Jerk Reactions

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Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Staff - FAQs

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Case Law Update: Unfair Dismissal & Some Other Substantial Reason

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Redundancy Consultation Letter Template

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Redundancy Notice Letter Template

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At Risk of Redundancy Letter Template UK

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How to Write a Redundancy Letter to Employees

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The Five Fair Reasons for Dismissal - A Guide

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Redundancy and Furlough

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Redundancy - An Employment Law Guide

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Redundancy - An Employment Law Guide

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Redundancy on Maternity Leave

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How to Offer an Alternative Job Instead of Redundancy

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How long after making someone redundant can you re-employ them?

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Making a Position Redundant by Restructuring

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Redundancy Notice Period

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Constructive Dismissal Examples

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Case Law Update: Refuting a Whistleblower

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Redundancy

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Case Law Update - Redundancy Pay, Statutory v Contractual

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Dismissal Procedures

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Breach of Employment Contract

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Paid Suspension from Work

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Notice Periods During Probation

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How to Deal with Employee Resignations

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How to Write a Job Reference for an Employee

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Statutory Notice Period: Employer's Guide

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Termination of Employment

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Sample Dismissal Letter

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Dismissal During Probationary Period

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Grounds for Unfair Dismissal

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Constructive Dismissal: A Pay Day for Predatory Lawyers?

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Ill Health Capability Dismissal Procedure

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Expert View: Probationary Period

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New Mums to Get 6 Months’ Redundancy Protection

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What is Capability Dismissal?

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What is Wrongful Dismissal?

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Garden Leave and Pay in Lieu of Notice (PILON) - What You Need to Know

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Constructive Dismissal Compensation: What's the Risk?

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Unfair Dismissal Compensation

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What is Constructive Dismissal?

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

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Maximum Unfair Dismissal Compensation Rockets to £98k

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Supermarket Redundancies: Our 10 Top Tips for Employers

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Collective Consultancy Clarification?

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Commentary from Croner on allegations about the removal of unfair dismissal rights for non-performing workers

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Croner warns that the reinstatement of the two-year unfair dismissal period will not make the process risk-free

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Commentary from Croner on the News of the World situation

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