Aaron Heslop considers the value of employers’ pre-termination negotiations

At some point, every employer-employee relationship comes to an end. Typically, this would be via either the employee resigning or the employer terminating the employment contract.

When terminating an employee’s contract, if an employee has unfair dismissal rights, there are 5 potentially fair reasons upon which an employer must dismiss. The most commonly used reasons by employers are dismissal because of conduct or capability (i.e. performance).

However, a time-old problem arising is where an employer takes the view an employee is no longer a ‘good fit’ (e.g. because of personality clashes, or they are simply going through the motions with their work) but has failed to deal with either previous conduct or p...

Aaron Heslop
Solicitor
Rooks Rider

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