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There are lots of reasons for leaving a job. Some people decide to resign because they’re unhappy or want something better. Others find their job is redundant. Others again are sacked. Whatever the cause, both employer and employee must do things properly.
Dismissal Being sacked from your job can come as a shock and often feels unfair. Of course employers can dismiss people, but they must do it fairly. For a dismissal to be fair you must have been a full employee for 2 years.
If they do it unfairly, you can challenge their decision. But you must act quickly – you’ve got just 3 months less a day from the date you were dismissed to start taking action for an unfair dismissal.
Redundancy You might be told you’re at risk of redundancy if your employer has one or more jobs they can’t afford or no longer need. They have a lot of freedom to choose who they make redundant, but there are still rules to follow.
Your employer must give you full accurate information on your redundancy pay, your notice period during redundancy, your options if another job is available. Citizens Advice online helps with all these matters. It also tells you how to check if your redundancy is fair, and how to make a challenge if you think it isn’t.
Resigning Resigning might feel like a good option if you feel you’re being badly treated. But it’s a big step and it’s important to think about all the options first. You could try to solve the problem a different way or find another job before resigning. If you decide to resign, there are steps you should follow to do it properly.
Getting a job reference When you’re looking for a new job, you usually need your employer to provide a reference if asked by your new employer. Your employer can make it as short as they like – a lot of references only say what your job was and when you worked there. However, any reference must be accurate.
These issues can be complicated and everyone’s situation is different. Check our online employment information HERE. Or contact Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead on 03444 111 444, 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. You can also drop-in at The Horseshoe Banstead: for opening hours go to www.carbs.org.uk