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    • username2019
    • By username2019 13th Apr 18, 4:26 PM
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    Terminating an employee that has raised a grievance
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    Terminating an employee that has raised a grievance 13th Apr 18 at 4:26 PM
    Hi I was wondering if we had any HR people on here? I'm a manager in a small business and I report directly to the owner. A member of my team has recently submitted a grievance that she feels she is being discriminated against and treated less favourably than male colleagues. We are deeply sorry that she feels this way but now feel that there has been a breakdown in the relationship and that she would be better moving on to other employment.

    I'm aware that raising a grievance on a protected characteristic means this is now a tricky process but can we still dismiss her? She's had less than 2 years service so is unable to claim unfair dismissal.
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    • By jobbingmusician 15th Apr 18, 3:15 PM
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    Just to clarify - the end of a probation period has no legal significance whatsoever. (And especially in this case, where on the face of it there might be sex discrimination going on.) The only important date, normally, is the two year 'full employment rights' date. But it's already been pointed out to you that for discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics, that date doesn't apply either.
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