Unfair Dismissal: Time Limits and the Effective Date of Termination

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 January 2018
The Employment Team at RDJ
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“I’m not sure what date to use to record an employee’s last date of employment with us. The decision to terminate their employment issued on 8th December, but they appealed that decision and, with the busy Christmas period, it was 5th January before the hearing took place upholding the decision to terminate. – How do I handle it?”

The importance of knowing an employee’s date of dismissal is critical. An aggrieved former employee (with more than one year’s service) has 6 months from the date of dismissal (with the possibility that this may be extended to 12 months in exceptional circumstances) to file a complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Acts.

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