Meaning of “unfair dismissal” in the English Dictionary


"unfair dismissal" in Business English

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unfair dismissalnoun [ C or U ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “unfair dismissal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)