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unfair dismissalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   (also wrongful dismissal)
HR, WORKPLACE a ​situation in which an ​employerorders someone to ​leave their ​job, when there is not a good reason to do so: She decided to ​launchproceedings for ​unfairdismissal against her ​formeremployer.claim (for)/sue for/complain of unfair dismissal You may be able to ​claim for ​unfairdismissal if your ​actions were the ​result of provocation.a claim for/a case for/an allegation of unfair dismissal After ​winning a ​case for ​unfairdismissal, he went on to become an ​employmentlawyer.
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