What would constitute ‘other substantial grounds’ as a basis for dismissal? (some examples would be helpful).

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 May 2010
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The provision in the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007 which allows an employer to justify a dismissal based on “other substantial grounds” is used very rarely. Furthermore, it does not give any employer the opportunity to sidestep the requirement to follow fair procedures and give an employee adequate warning before taking the decision to dismiss.

Examples of circumstances which have amounted to “other substantial grounds” justifying dismissal have included the financial security of the employer, where it was dangerous for an employee to continue in its employment given the working environment, the maintenance of a particular ethos of the employer, and third party pressure. However, any

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