Can employees with less than two years’ service claim unfair dismissal?

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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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