According to Employment Law in the UK, the effective date of termination or EDT, is a statutory construct, which helps establish the end of the period of continuous employment for an employee. Furthermore, EDT impacts time limits for making an Employment Tribunal claim. After the EDT is confirmed, an employee can request a written statement from … Read more
Some employers watch the clock run down in the sense that they dismiss employees just before the two years is up.
Where an employee is dismissed months and weeks before two years’ service then there is little that they can do. They have simply not worked there long enough to have accrued most employment rights.
If, however, they are dismissed in the days before two years is up then there is cause for hope.
A summary dismissal is when an employer dismisses an employee without notice or without payment in lieu of notice usually for an act of gross misconduct.