Key Employment Law Data

Dismissing an employee for some other substantial reason

  • Be aware that a dismissal on the ground of some other substantial reason (SOSR) is one of the five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, i.e. the reason for dismissal must be “some other substantial reason of a kind such as to justify the dismissal of an employee holding the position which the employee held”. As with any dismissal, you will also need to follow a fair dismissal procedure and this may additionally involve compliance with the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures where there is some element of culpable misconduct or poor performance alleged against the employee.
  • SOSR is a general “catch-all” category designed to cover dismissals which do...