- noun the act of removing someone from a job for reasons which are not fair
- 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.
- 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
- noun the removal of someone from a job by an employer who appears not to be acting in a reasonable way