Employers cannot dismiss any employee who is protected from unfair dismissal unless they have a potentially fair reason for the dismissal and they make a decision which is fair in all the circumstances.
There are some reasons for dismissal that are automatically unfair in all cases however long the employee has worked for their employer. But in most cases an employee must work for an employer for two years before they become protected from unfair dismissal.
Find out more about unfair dismissal claims, or constructive dismissal claims.
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