Can employees with less than two years’ service claim unfair dismissal?
Kevin Lau, Senior Solicitor in our Employment law team, looks at when employees may claim unfair dismissal despite having less than 2 years' service.
Many employers are not always aware of the rules around continuity of service, including when a "break" in employment will not stop the employee accruing continuous service, and when a dismissal of an employee with less than 2 years' service could still leave them with the right to claim unfair dismissal.
With Employment Tribunal fees now abolished, the two-year qualifying service period for unfair dismissal is one of the main barriers to ET claims, so employers need to understand the less well-known circumstances in which they could face an unfair dismissal claim.
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