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ACAS Guidance on dismissal and re-engagement


Tahsin Khan

ACAS has issued updated guidance on dismissal and re-engagement, which can be accessed here.

What is dismissal and re-engagement?

Dismissal and re-engagement, also known as “fire and re-hire”, is a common (and legal) method that employers can utilise to implement changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment. Where employees refuse to expressly agree to a change, or where employers do not have the contractual right to make changes, it is likely that terminating the existing contract on notice and offering continued employment on new terms is an employer’s best option.

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