UNFAIR DISMISSAL QUALIFYING PERIOD CHANGES
April 17 2012.


 Employees starting new employment on or after 6 April 2012 will now have to complete a qualifying period of two years before having the right to claim unfair dismissal. The right to request a written reason for dismissal is also two years.

For employees in employment before 6 April 2012 the qualifying period is unchanged at one year. The right to request a written reason for dismissal is unchanged at one year.
A number of dismissals require no minimum period of employment and can also be automatically unfair.

Further information can be found at www.businesslink.gov.uk