Conquering UK Employment Law – Termination

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51 pages
This informative, easy to follow book, written for managers in small to medium firms, is packed with helpful advice and tips on both the law and the practical side of termination of employment.
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About the author

Caroline Hitchen has spent over 35 years in the employment law field, advising clients at all levels, both in house and in a consultative capacity.

She began her career with an honours degree in Business Studies with Human Resources (then known as good old fashioned Personnel!),


This easy to read book is one in a series of compact employment law guides providing an invaluable resource for managers navigating their way through the increasingly complex world of UK employment law. All companies need to deal with dismissals and termination of employment at some point, and whatever the reason it is important that they are handled correctly to avoid claims for unfair dismissal down the line.

This book steers the reader through the relevant law, and is packed with tips and advice on how to handle termination of a contract fairly and within the law.

Legally qualified, the author has worked in employment law for over thirty years, at board level as HR Director, as both an in house advisor and an external consultant, and worked for employees and employers alike, advising clients on all aspects of employment law. She has represented employees and employers in employment tribunals and negotiated countless settlement deals on behalf of clients on both sides over the years.

  • Introduction
  1. Termination of Employment – the legal background
  2. Types of Termination – what’s in a name?
  3. A Fair Dismissal – Substantive and Procedural Fairness
  4. Unfair Dismissal – when it goes wrong
  5. Settling claims
  6. Conclusion and how to avoid making mistakes…

A very insightful book, which helps to easily navigate the minefield of terminating the employment of a staff member.
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