Dismissing staff

Last updated: 21 October 2019

Dismissal is when you end an employee's contract. When dismissing staff, you must do it fairly.

Visit GOV.UK for information on dismissing staff, including:

  • fair dismissals
  • unfair dismissals
  • eligibility for employees to claim unfair dismissal
  • dismissals for conduct or performance reasons
  • dismissals due to illness
  • how to dismiss someone