Employment Law pp 167-234 | Cite as

Unfair Dismissal

  • Deborah J. Lockton
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series


The concept of unfair dismissal was introduced into our law by the Industrial Relations Act 1971 as a result of the International Labour Organisation’s Recommendation 119, which Britain accepted in 1964. The provisions within the Industrial Relations Act were the only ones to survive when the Labour government came into power in 1974 and were re-enacted in the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act of the same year. The present law relating to unfair dismissal is to be found in the Employment Rights Act 1996.


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Further Reading

  1. Bennett Practicability of Reinstatement and Reengagement Orders (1994) 23 ILJ 164.Google Scholar
  2. Bowers and Clarke Unfair Dismissal and Managerial Prerogative: A Study of ‘Other Substantial Reason’ (1981) 10 ILJ 34.Google Scholar
  3. Collins The Meaning of Job Security (1992) 20 ILJ 227.Google Scholar
  4. Davies Taken to the Cleaners? Contracting Out of Services Yet Again (1997) 26 ILJ 193Google Scholar
  5. Dolding Unfair Dismissal and Industrial Action (1994) 23 ILJ 243.Google Scholar
  6. Elias Fairness in Unfair Dismissal: Trends and Tensions (1981) 10 ILJ 201.Google Scholar
  7. Evans, Goodman and Hargreaves Unfair Dismissal Law and Changes in the Role of Trade Unions and Employers Association (1985) 14 ILJ 91.Google Scholar

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