Continuity of Employment - Why is it Important?Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 19 April 2016
The requirement to provide a written statement of terms of employment includes the date from which the employment began. It is important to record this as many employment rights only apply after a minimum period of continuous service. For example: after one year continuous service an individual can bring an unfair dismissal claim; after two years an employee is entitled to statutory redundancy pay.
https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/node/993 (Table showing rights which become available after certain period of continuous service).
An important exception to the requirement of one years’ service for the right to bring an unfair dismissal claim is where an employee is dismissed without giving
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This article is correct at 19/04/2016
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