The law protects employees from losing their job in a way that is unfair. Employees may be able to apply for unfair dismissal. Our role is to bring employees and employers together to find a solution.
About unfair dismissal
Understand what unfair dismissal is and isn't, and who can apply.
The rules for small business owners
Understand if you can fire an employee fairly, and where to find help.
The process for unfair dismissal claims
Steps for employers and employees when someone applies for unfair dismissal.
Apply for unfair dismissal (Form F2)
Start your claim within 21 days of dismissal. You can do this without a lawyer.
Respond to an unfair dismissal claim
How to respond or object to an employee's application.
Conciliation for unfair dismissal
Discuss the issues with help from a mediator to try and reach an agreement.
Withdraw your application for unfair dismissal
Tell us if you want to withdraw your application at any time.
Possible results of unfair dismissal claims
Options at conciliation can be more flexible than at hearings.