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Managing Dismissals: Practical Guidance on the Art of Dismissing Fairly - NEW EDITION

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Daniel Barnett
December 2004

The new edition of Managing Dismissals Fairly is updated to be fully compliant with the statutory disciplinary and dismissal procedures introduced in October 2004.

The text provides strategic advice on how to dismiss someone, as well as explaining the legal implications. Presented in an easy-to-read format, it is highly practical and addresses unfair dismissal from the point of view of the employer contemplating dismissal of a particular employee. Chapters are organised under headings such as 'How to dismiss for sickness absence', 'How to dismiss for computer misuse', 'What you must pay' and 'What to do when things go wrong'.

Published by Tolley IRS, £38

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Reviews of Previous Edition

ELA Briefing (April 2003, p48)
"well presented and easy to use...of particular help to a human resources department or to a lawyer advising a small employer without the luxury of a HR department

"an extremely useful book for the minutiae of dismissal procedure, and one which I can recommend highly."

JSB Employment LawLetter (April 2003)
"combines authoritative legal writing with practical, workplace relevant, easy to read text...

"Personnel managers will find this slim paperback (under 250 pages) more useful than many books double the size."

Reviews of 'Avoiding Unfair Dismissals' (as this book was called when published by another publisher)

"In a practical rather than academic style, the book shows employers the practical steps they need to take before dismissing staff, how to gather evidence against employees, and how to handle the dismissal itself successfully" - The Independent, 4th April 1999

"The style is readable throughout and the author employs an innovative structure, with each chapter broken down into different factual situations. Readers who have to cope with these specific circumstances will find the book a valuable tool, as it provides clear, practical guidance." - People Management Magazine, 15th July 1999

"The book is practically written with the first ten chapters devoted to how to dismiss someone for a variety of reasons ranging for incapability and redundancy to breaches of discipline and criminal acts. The remaining chapters highlight the amounts you must pay upon dismissal, and the amount you may pay if you get it wrong, as well as showing a few of the more common pitfalls." The Legal Executive, August 1999

"A first class book...written in straightforward English." - Hardware & Garden Review, October 2001