Should employers be able to unfairly dismiss staff without there being any legal repercussions?

26 Oct 2011

The report suggests that the unfair dismissal process could simply say that if discrimination was not involved, an employer could dismiss the employee at any time without giving a reason.  The employer would only need to pay the employee his or her contractual notice period and the termination payment that they would have received had their role been made redundant. 

Whilst many employers may have sympathy for this suggestion, in reality, the unfair dismissal law is far too entrenched to be swept away, so they should not get their hopes up just yet.