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Please explain what has happened exactly for you to want to now dismiss her?
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Many thanks for your patience. If she has been continuously employed at her place of work for less than 2 years then her employment rights will be somewhat limited. Most importantly, she will not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that you can dismiss her for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as the decision is not based on a reason which makes a dismissal automatically unfair. These include:
However, if the dismissal had nothing to do with any of the above exceptions, she would not be able to challenge it. In that case her only protection would be if she was dismissed in breach of contract. That would usually happen if she was not paid any contractual notice period due to her (unless she was dismissed for gross misconduct, where no notice would be due). You would either have to allow her to work that notice period and pay her as normal, or instead have to pay her in lieu of notice, where she is paid for the equivalent of the notice pay but her employment is terminated immediately. The latter may be the more sensible option in the circumstances so all you have to do is issue her with notice of dismissal, send her on her way and ensure you pay her what she is contractually due.
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