SOSR as a Reason

Key Points

  • A dismissal can be potentially fair if it is was for “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) which justifies dismissal.
  • SOSR is a catch-all category which employers can rely on when the reason for dismissal does not fit into the categories in s.98(2) ERA 1996.
  • Types of SOSR include protecting the business, reputational damage, pressure from a third party or personality clashes.
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