If your job is terminated by an employer before the expected date of leaving or retirement, then the employer will have to show that your dismissal is for one of four potentially fair reasons:
• Lack of ability to do the job
• Some other substantial reason (eg you and a close colleague cannot work together).
Even if an employer has a fair reason for dismissal then the procedure used for the dismissal should also be fair.
With so many rules and procedures it is often the case that employers make mistakes. If mistakes are made then compensation is often payable.
Whether you are an employer or employee dealing with a potential dismissal situation you should seek legal advice at the earliest stage. At Larken & Co we have extensive experience of employment law issues.