Termination of employment
This section focuses on the end of the employment relationship. We deal with the mechanics of termination - dismissal, resignation, 'retirement' and agreed termination. Special considerations apply to termination or non-renewal of fixed-term contracts. We consider ‘off the record’ conversations and pre-termination negotiations, which might lead to parties entering into a settlement agreement in relation to termination of employment. We also provide guidance on the tax treatment of payments you might make to an employee on termination of their employment.
We look at key post-termination issues such as post-termination restrictions on employee activities and also consider an employee's right to present a claim of unfair dismissal in relation to the termination of the employment.