How to dismiss an employee
There are many reasons why employers sometimes need to dismiss employees. It could be that you decide to terminate their employment contract due to redundancy or because they continue to perform poorly. You may even decide to perform a summary dismissal for more serious cases.
As an employer, you must follow a fair procedure for the dismissal process. You may have a legitimate reason for the dismissal, but you must still act fairly and reasonably.
If not, employees may raise a claim of unfair dismissal against you – resulting in compensation claims, reputational damages, and major business disruption just because you haven’t undergone the proper steps.
In this guide, we will outline the steps on how employers can dismiss an employee fairly and discuss the different types of dismissals.