If you are considering terminating an employee’s contract, our employment solicitors will guide you on the correct process. Talk to us before you take any action, and we will advise on the best steps to take.

Generally, an employee needs to have at least two years’ continuous service to be able to bring an unfair dismissal claim. However, there are a few exceptions and it’s important that you know what these exceptions are. We’ll help you assess the situation. 

There is no minimum length of service requirement to bring a discrimination claim.

To defend an unfair dismissal claim, you must show a fair reason for dismissal such as capability, conduct or redundancy and follow a fair procedure. The procedure that you should follow will depend on the reason and the circumstances of the case.

We advise that it is always important, wherever possible, to follow a fair process with proper documentation so that you can defend your position if necessary. We assist employers on process and procedures and with our help, you will have fully compliant systems in place to deal with every eventuality.

For any queries on dismissals talk to one of our expert employment solicitors today; we’ll answer your questions and help you make the right decisions.



Matt is the founder of Lombards and advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Matt has built up exceptional experience and knowledge from his time at leading employment law firms, including at a well-known City employment law firm. Matt is an accomplished legal commentator, regularly appearing on Sky News to talk about employment law issues that affect both employers and employees and his employment law articles are featured in The Guardian and The Independent.

Email:    mg@lombards.co.uk