25 October 2011
Study warns against unfair dismissal
Unfair dismissal is a relatively common occurrence in the UK employment market following the global economic downturn, new research has indicated.
According to a study conducted by business advisory company Peninsula, some 73 per cent of all smaller organisation across the country admit to having sacked a member of staff without going through the correct procedures, reports Is4profit.com.
This survey of more than 2,000 such companies established that almost three-quarters of managers have done this in the recent past.
Peter Done - chief executive of Peninsula, a body established in 1983 - has warned these bosses that they are walking a legal tightrope when it comes to denying workers their statutory rights as people are generally more switched on about what they are entitled to.
"At some stage an employee will take you to employment tribunal and if you have dismissed unfairly then there is a good chance that you will lose," he noted.
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Posted by Francesca Witney