Dismissing an Employee

Dismissing an Employee

If you are thinking about dismissing an employee, we recommend you obtain advice before you do it. If you are thinking about dismissing an employee, we recommend you obtain advice before you do it.

Some key issues to consider are:

  • why are you wanting to dismiss an employee – what is the reason?
  • is that reason supported by documentation – has an employment or policy been breached, have previous warnings been given, have you taken the employee through a show cause process, is the reason stated in a dismissal letter?
  • are there any other reasons?
  • is dismissal reasonable in the circumstances – would it be unfair or unlawful?
  • are you following a fair process?
  • do you know what you will have to pay on termination?

If you have dismissed an employee and been served with a claim, you should respond to it.

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