Guide

Dismissing staff

Last updated: 16 May 2017

How to dismiss someone

During the dismissal procedure, make sure you act fairly and reasonably. You must treat the employee with sensitivity.

Your procedure should follow the advice set out in the Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) code of practice.

Download 'Acas code of practice for disciplinary and grievance procedures' (PDF, 1.9MB)

If you don't follow the code and are taken to an employment or industrial tribunal, you may have to pay compensation.

Dismissing staff
How to dismiss someone