Qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims increases

Increase in qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims increases from one to two years

As of 6th April 2012, employees will now need two years service with an organisation before they can bring a claim for unfair dismissal at an employment tribunal.

However this only applies to employees who begin their employment on or after 6th April 2012.

It has been estimated that the introduction of this change will reduce unfair dismissal claims by around 2,000 per year across the UK. In 2010/2011, there were 47,900 unfair dismissal claims to Employment Tribunals.