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"My advisor gave friendly, helpful and clear advice at every stage of a very challenging employee situation. I felt supported, but still in control of the process. Highly recommended!"

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You want to dismiss someone for gross misconduct.

How do you do it? Can you just fire them on the spot?

The quick answer is, “it depends.” If you do, you could be taking a massive risk that could cost you as much as £89,493.

Even if your employee has done something unforgivable, there are procedures you need to follow. Otherwise, , the employment tribunal may class the dismissal as unfair.

Employer Advice will guide you through these procedures.

When you call our free 24/7 helpline, our UK-based experts will listen to your specific situation and give you fast, reliable and easy-to-understand advice on gross misconduct.

You will have all the information you need to avoid an employment tribunal and all the hassle and expenses that come with it.

Advice based on the Acas Code of Conduct

When you dismiss an employee, you need to follow the Acas Code of Practice. If a tribunal finds that you didn’t, they can increase your fine by as much as 25%.

Our experts use the Acas code to answer questions like:

  • What counts as a sackable offence?
  • What procedures do I need to follow?
  • How much notice do I need to give for a gross misconduct dismissal?

When you phone us, you’ll be joining thousands of other businesses who have trusted us to solve their employment law issues.

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Since 1941, we’ve built a reputation as the UK’s leading provider of employment law advice…

“One of my workers punched his foreman. I thought I could just fire him straight away, but I wasn’t sure so I gave Employer Advice a call. They stopped me from making a big mistake. With their help I went through all the proper procedures and dismissed him according to the law.” S. Johnson, factory owner, Hull

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