Do you want to know how you'll have to pay if a dismissal is automatically unfair? If so, here's your answer…
If you dismiss an employee and the reason is automatically unfair, you may be ordered to do the following:
If you're unsure as to when dismissal will be regarded as automatically unfair, check out this article.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service recommends you bear the following in mind when considering whether dismissing an employee could be an automatically unfair dismissal:
That said, this doesn't mean you can't dismiss your employee on the basis of his conduct, capacity or your operational requirements if the circumstances warrant it.
Important: Follow a fair procedure and make sure you're dismissing your employee for valid reasons.
There you have it. Now that you know the real cost of automatically unfair dismissal, make sure you comply with the LRA. Also check out this article. It contains two types of automatically unfair dismissals you must avoid.
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