Qualifying Period

Key Points

  • An employee may need a qualifying period of service in order to bring an unfair dismissal claim.
  • There are claims for which no or an amended qualifying period applies.
  • Calculation depends on identifying the start date of continuous employment and the effective date of termination.
  • The qualifying period for an employee to make a request for written reasons for dismissal under ERA 1996 s.92(3) mirrors the qualifying period to make an unfair dismissal claim.
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