When one finds themselves in a position whereby the only option is to terminate an employees contract can be a very difficult one for employers. This is what would keep an employer awake at night.
If you find yourself in this position, SimplifyHR can assist you. We can either take the situation from you and do it for you under the company disciplinary procedure or SimplifyHR will provide guidance and support for you to do it. We will ensure that you are fair, that you are doing the right thing and not the easy thing. As experienced HR practitioners we will ensure that you have exhausted all avenues prior to dismissal.
It is also important to note that when an employee is being dismissed, then they themselves have done something to instigate this. Perhaps they have exhausted all steps of the disciplinary process and now termination is the final step or they have done something which falls under Gross Misconduct.
Did you know that the top category of employment related claims in Ireland is for unfair dismissal?
Unfair dismissal in Ireland is covered by the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977 and two fundamental principles that underpin the legislation are:
- An employer must have substantial grounds for dismissing an employee and
- In doing so the employer must apply fair procedures to the process.
Regretfully, employers often fall down on the latter which give rise to an employee being able to take an employment claim against their employer for unfair dismissal.