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Question: A critical oversight into the development of unfair dismissal.

Answer: Before the departure from the common law, the actions in relation to unfair dismissal were mainly in favour of the employer, as they didn’t have to justify their reasons. In 1964, government proposals alongside the International Labour Organisation and the Royal Commission, on Trade Unions and Employers Associations, Employers should give due notice and a valid reason to the dismissal. It can be argued that, due to the ambiguity in the common law, both parties to the contract were equal parties in the eyes of the law. Arguments at that time signalled a massive shift in the position of the law in relation to unfair dismissal; which were welcomed by all. The Royal Commission argued that change would reduce industrial action, leading to the first statutory provisions to such uncontrol......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: 76% | Course: Employment Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2468 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: January 05, 2014 | Coursework ID: 826

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