Doubling of the qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal due to came into effect April 6th 2012
The UK government’s changes to the qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal from one year to two years is due to came into effect on Good Friday.
Currently employees only need one year's service to bring an unfair dismissal claim, and this doubling of the qualifying period brings it in to line with the service requirement for a claim for redundancy pay. It is worth noting, however, that this change will not have any immediate impact, as it applies only to those recruited on or after 6 April.
April 11, 2012