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Definition: Dismissal

Dismissal refers to the act of terminating the employment of an employee by the employer in an organisation. Dismissal is sometimes also termed as firing or sacking.

Depending on the reason of termination, there are two types of dismissals – Fair dismissal and Unfair dismissal

•Fair dismissal – if the employee is proven on charges of theft, habitual negligence of duty, disorderly behaviour, bribery, incapability, financial regularities or subordination

•Unfair dismissal – Reasons includes maternity reasons, taking part in union activites, whistle-blowing, discrimination on grounds of age, gender, race, religion, nationality etc. It can also be due to economic reasons when an employee had to be laid-off

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