Dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after you have left a job

If your employer is making decisions about:

  • dismissing you, or
  • making you redundant, or 
  • your retirement because you are about to reach a particular age (when special procedures must be followed), or
  • what they do after you have stopped working for them, such as when they give you a reference,
  • equality law applies to what they are doing.

Equality law applies:

  • whatever the size of the organisation
  • whatever sector you work in
  • whether your employer has one worker or ten or hundreds or thousands
  • whether or not your employer uses any formal processes or forms to help them make decisions (although sometimes the law says your employer must follow a formal process and that some things have to be done in writing)

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This guide also contains the following sections, which are similar in each guide in the series, and contain information you are likely to need to understand what we tell you about dismissal, redundancy, retirement or after you've stopped working for someone:

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