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Employer giving notice - what's the scoop?

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anonymousbird Thu 06-Oct-16 13:28:16

This hasn't happened yet, so a bit speculative, but if DH has six months' notice in his employment contract (by him and to him), can his employer simply "give notice"?

Do they have to give a reason, or have justification to end the employment, or can they just not want/need him anymore.

I am not talking about a redundancy situation.


Balletgirlmum Thu 06-Oct-16 13:29:36

If he has worked there for more than two years, no they can't unless he is dismissed for misconduct or made redundant.

anonymousbird Fri 07-Oct-16 11:08:25

Ok, thank you, he has done much longer than two years. They can't make him redundant, ie. make his role redundant (or rather they will struggle), as the role is in effect a huge chunk of their business. Well, if they did it would have to be very contrived!

But he is worried they want to directly replace him with someone from the parent company to do his exact job and we thought, but weren't sure, that they couldn't simply say "see ya, here's six months' notice". Thank you for confirming.

putthecatout Fri 07-Oct-16 11:10:53

They may do this by essentially paying him off - under a settlement agreement.

LurkingQuietly Fri 07-Oct-16 11:12:03

Well, technically they can under the guise of a settlement agreement but this involves a face to face conversation and you instructing a solicitor so your husband would get legal advice on the situation and it would likely cost them significantly more than just 6 months notice.

It depends on the company really. But there are no legal ways of them simply saying "here's 6 months notice, bye".

LurkingQuietly Fri 07-Oct-16 11:12:25

X post!

anonymousbird Fri 07-Oct-16 13:35:04

Yes, thanks, we figured that they would have to "negotiate" if they simply want to say bye bye.... thank you, this is very helpful to know. Currently holding our breath whilst everyone waits to hear.

Don't think it will come to it for him, but knowing the starting point is certainly useful.

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