Am I entitled to written reasons for dismissal of my employment?


Under the Employment Rights Act, you must have accrued 2 years’ service with your employer in order to be entitled to written reasons for your dismissal.

You must request the reasons from your employer in order to be entitled to the statement. Once you have submitted your request, your employer has a period of 14 days to respond.

 

However, if you are dismissed during any statutory maternity or adoption leave or are pregnant at the time of your dismissal, you do not need the requisite service and are entitled to receive the reasons even if you do not make a request.

 

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