This is a subject that is often over complicated by employment lawyers & HR professionals. The fact remains that unless an employee has attained the required number of months in employment to claim unfair dismissal then it is very easy to dismiss to dismiss.
If you are reading this article then no doubt you are looking to take on your first employee. Well firstly congratulations that you have grown your business to this point, and whilst it is an exciting time we know that it can be a stressful time. We therefore write this article for all first time employers or those who are taking on their first employee in some time.
With the Christmas trees put away and the fall out of the Christmas party dealt with it is time to look at the key changes to employment law this year that all employers need to be aware of. We have summarised some of the key changes below.