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Sunday, 6 February 2011


Employment – effective date of termination

Most employers and many employees know that the employee had 3 months in which to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal and many of the other employment remedies

The 3 months runs from the Effective Date of Termination. When is that, when the employer sends notice of instant dismissal by post?

Is it when the letter is posted? Is it when it arrives? Is it when the employee has had a reasonable opportunity to read the letter? Is it when it is read?

The answer is: when the employee has had a reasonable opportunity to read the letter!

It will be appreciated that this introduces uncertainty. The better course of action is to insist upon a face-to-face interview with the employee and dismiss the employee at that meeting


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