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Correction: Draft SI for Increasing Qualifying Period

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Hopefully everyone spotted the deliberate (ahem) error in the bulletin an hour ago. The unfair dismissal qualifying period is increasing to two years, not one year. Corrected version below... 

The draft Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012 have been published.

In a nutshell, for all employees employed on or after 6th April 2012, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal (and requests a statement of reasons for dismissal) increases to two years. Employees whose period of continuous employment began on or before 5th April 2012 will still be subject to the one year qualifying period.