unfair dismissal

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun the act of removing someone from a job for reasons which are not fair

Economics

  • noun the removing of someone from a job for reasons which are not legally fair (as when a female employee who has had maternity leave and wishes to return to work is refused a job by the company she was working for). Unfair dismissal cannot be claimed where a worker is dismissed for incapability, gross misconduct or in cases of genuine redundancy.

Law

  • noun the act of removing someone from a job in a way that appears not to be reasonable such as dismissing someone who wants to join a union

Travel

  • noun the removal of someone from a job by an employer who appears not to be acting in a reasonable way
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