A dismissal is automatically treated as unfair if the main reason is being pregnant or on maternity leave; wanting to take family leave; for being a trade union member; asking for a legal right; whistleblowing; they’re taking action over a health and safety issue.

Around 50% of Employers lose a case because they did not follow a fair and reasonable procedure.

  • The biggest risk to employers comes from not following a full and fair procedure
  • You could have a perfectly valid reason to dismiss, but lose because you did not follow a fair and reasonable procedure
 MEDIUM RISK LEVEL: If you follow the process, your case may not even reach the dispute stage importance high1