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9 yr 10mths
There is no law that specifically allows an employer t dismiss someone charged with a criminal offence or if they are subsequently convicted. In fact the ACAS Code which employers must follow states that “"If an employee is charged with, or convicted of a criminal offence this is not normally in itself reason for disciplinary action. Consideration needs to be given to what effect the charge or conviction has on the employee's suitability to do the job and their relationship with their employer, work colleagues and customers".
Some further points that are relevant include:
After the appeal, if it is refused, your only option is to consider a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal which must be submitted within 3 months of the date of dismissal
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