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English definition of “unfair dismissal”

unfair dismissal

noun [C or U]
 
 
(also wrongful dismissal)
HR, WORKPLACE a situation in which an employer orders someone to leave their job, when there is not a good reason to do so: She decided to launch proceedings for unfair dismissal against her former employer.claim (for)/sue for/complain of unfair dismissal You may be able to claim for unfair dismissal if your actions were the result of provocation.a claim for/a case for/an allegation of unfair dismissal After winning a case for unfair dismissal, he went on to become an employment lawyer.
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