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Ending employment

Ending employment in certain circumstances can be stressful for teachers and the law expects employers to observe some principles.

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Dismissal on grounds of redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal.

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A dismissal occurs when an employer terminates an employee’s contract of employment with or without notice.

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Constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal is the legal term used to describe what happens when an employee resigns because their employer has broken the employment contract in a serious way.

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Notice periods

This guidance sets out the obligations of employers and employees in relation to notice periods and notice pay.

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