Legal Article - Employment Law

Employee Dismissal Procedure

Any employer contemplating dismissing an employee should ask whether:

There is sufficient reason for the dismissal
Reasonable alternatives to dismissal have been considered
The dismissal is consistent with previous action by the employer and any
disciplinary procedure
The dismissal is fair, taking all relevant factors known at the time into
consideration.

The precise type of action to be taken will depend in part on the reason for dismissal.

Some practical tips are given below in relation to different reasons for dismissal. A fair disciplinary procedure should be followed prior to making a decision to dismiss.

Published: 03 Jun 2011

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