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Unfair Dismissal/awards and remedies-key card

Key Points

  • The remedies for unfair dismissal are reinstatement or re-engagement or compensation.
  • Orders for reinstatement or re-engagement are rare.
  • The statutory framework for unfair dismissal remedies is contained in Part X, Chapter II of the Employment Rights Act 1996 at ss 112 to 127B.
  • Brexit effect - unless otherwise stated, the position in relation to any EU legislation and decisions as set out in this card is as it was understood at the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020. For information on the status of EU decisions and legislation as of 31st December 2020 please see Statement on impact of Brexit on Emplaw Online content

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