The Right to Written Reasons for Dismissal

Site updated on February 17, 2020

If you have 2 years continuous service you must be provided with a written statement of the reason for your dismissal, if you request this from the Employer.

Your employer must respond within 14 days of any request being made by an employee.  A refusal or failure to comply with this request means that you may take the matter to an Employment Tribunal. You may receive compensation if your employer does not respond.

A pregnant woman does not need any continuous  service, she has the right to a written reason for her dismissal without a qualifying period. (Any dismissal or demotion connected with pregnancy or taking maternity leave  is automatically unfair, and could also be Sex Discrimination under the Equality Act – this would include not being allowed back to your old job after Maternity Leave.)

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