Unfair dismissal: An overview for managers


The law surrounding “unfair dismissal” impacts substantially on the way in which managers, who have responsibility for “employees”, are able to run any business or organisation effectively.



Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:



The basic legal and practical issues surrounding the concept of ‘unfair dismissal’, from a manager’s perspective.

We will be looking at:

  • The legal principles surrounding unfair dismissal:
    • The five potentially fair reasons for dismissal
    • Fairness in the circumstances
    • Automatically unfair dismissals
    • The usual pre-requisites for the right to claim unfair dismissal
  • Practical issues involving potential claims of unfair dismissal:
    • Remedies
    • Settling a potential dispute
    • How to manage the workforce to  try and prevent future claims of unfair dismissal

Authored By 

Nicola Howe

Nicola Howe has practised employment law with large commercial firms for nearly 20 years. She regularly writes and presents courses on a wide variety of employment law topics. She is a member of the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Price: £30.00 (excludes VAT)