Employee Walking Out Of A Job: Guide for Managers

Should you consider someone walking out of a job as having resigned? In this guide for employers, we look at how to deal with an employee that has quit their job without giving written confirmation or notice. We’ll look at what the law says about terminating employment and the implications on employment rights such as […]

How Much Is Ill Health Severance Pay?

Ill health severance pay

It’s a common misconception that dismissal due to ill health is automatically unfair or always unlawful. An employee can be both fairly and lawfully dismissed, as long as the employer has a valid reason, has made any reasonable adjustments where applicable, and has followed a fair procedure. Handling the process incorrectly, however, and getting entitlements […]

Holiday Pay on Termination of Employment

Holiday Pay on Termination 
of Employment

Holiday pay on termination of employment will be one of the elements when calculating an employee’s final salary. The following guide for employers sets out the rules on holiday pay when an employee leaves your organisation, helping to minimise the possibility of any errors or complaints.   What are the rules on holiday pay on […]

COT3 Agreement (Settlement FAQs)

cot3 agreement

A COT3 agreement sets out the terms of a settlement agreement between an employer and employee. The COT3 forms part of the ACAS early conciliation process, intended to help resolve employment claims coming before the employment tribunal. The following article sets out guidance on COT3 agreements, including whether they are enforceable.   What is a […]

What Are Fair Reasons For Redundancy?

Redundancy is considered a potentially fair reason for dismissal, provided the contract termination is carried out properly and the employer follows a lawful process. If the redundancy is not genuine, the correct process is not implemented or the reasons for an employee’s redundancy are deemed unfair, the dismissed employee may be able to bring a claim […]

How to Write A Dismissal Letter (Template)

The dismissal letter acts as formal and written confirmation of the decision to terminate someone’s employment contract. It should be used to avoid misunderstandings or uncertainty by setting out the reasons for the termination, among other important details. The dismissal letter can also help to manage legal risk by showing you have followed a fair […]

Termination of Employment (How to Dismiss?)

Employment can come to an end for one of many different reasons. An employee may leave a job through choice by resigning, or they may be retiring, a fixed term contract may be ending or the employer may decide to dismiss the individual. In this guide for employers, we discuss how employment may be terminated and […]

Redundancy Bumping & Fair Dismissal

redundancy bumping

When dealing with redundancies, employers have to meet specific requirements to ensure the fair and lawful dismissal of employees. This includes having a genuine reason for any redundancy and following the correct redundancy procedure. Redundancy bumping is a specific and complex aspect of the redundancy process, which employers should give full consideration to when making […]

Form ET3: Responding to a Tribunal Claim

Form ET3 is an important document for employers facing an employment tribunal claim from an existing, former or even prospective employee. For employers, it will be important to know how to respond using ET3 in way that is legally compliant with the claims process and ensures your organisation’s best interests are protected.   What is Form […]

Compulsory Redundancy Advice for Employers

Compulsory redundancy

Whatever the business driver behind redundancy, employers must in all cases follow a fair and transparent procedure when making someone redundant. In this guide for employers, we explain the process you need to follow when making compulsory redundancies.   What is compulsory redundancy? A redundancy situation is where you terminate an employee’s contract of employment because you no […]