by Kate Russell


Employers have the right to manage employees who fall short of the mark. If an employee fails to observe an organisational standard, then ultimately dismissal may be the only option. Whatever the situation, the employer must use a fair procedure and behave reasonably in all the circumstances.

Employees who meet various qualifying conditions have the right not to be unfairly dismissed and the sanctions for employers who don’t behave fairly and reasonably can be very high.

This topic will help you understand and fulfill your obligations under current employment protection legislation.


Your organisation may have its own policies that relate to this topic. You should always check these policies before taking any action that could carry personal or organisational liabilities, and seek qualified advice if there is an apparent conflict between your organisation’s policies and the content of this topic.

This is the UK version of Alchemy Performance Assistant and references to laws and statutes relate to the United Kingdom.


Note: Throughout this topic ‘he’ and ‘him’ is intended to include both male and female employees and workers.

Copyright © Kate Russell