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Have faith - final warnings are useful. They are easily given, difficult to appeal and can be relied on.  A tribunal can't generally look behind a final warning and if an employee with a final warning steps out of line again, even in a relatively minor way, they can legitimately be dismissed for misconduct. But what happens if the final warning was given in bad faith?  Surely, the process is unfair? The answer is:  yes, it is. However it took two appeals and for the...

It's now official: nothing exciting happens in February… We have become used to the statutory rates of a week's pay for calculating redundancy payments and the basic award in unfair dismissal claims, as well as the maximum compensatory award in unfair dismissal claims being increased annually on 1 February. From this year that date is now changing to 6 April. This will give anyone who is under pressure to make redundancies before the rate increase a bit more breathing space. The change is...