Avoiding unlawful discrimination when dismissing a worker

First, use the list in Core guidance for employers to make sure you know what equality law says you must do as an employer.

This section looks at three issues:

  • Reasons and procedures
  • Making sure you are not discriminating unlawfully in dismissing a disabled person
  • Dismissing a disabled person because they can no longer do the job

Fair and unfair dismissal

This guide only tells you about equality law. There are other laws which you need to follow to make sure a dismissal is fair. You can find out more about these from Business Link and Acas, whose contact details are found within Further sources of information. Following the procedures to make sure a dismissal is fair will also help you avoid unlawful discrimination. 

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Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014