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Not up to the job? The do's and don’ts of dismissing underperforming employees.


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+44 (0)118 951 6200


Katie White

Katie Burley

Date: Tuesday 15th September 2015
Time: 8.00am for a 8.30am start
Finish: 9.30am (followed by an opportunity to ask questions)
Venue: Regus Offices, Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading, RG1 3EU

Underperforming employees who continually fail to improve are a common problem for employers who often feel unable to take action due to concern about possible tribunal claims.

Katie White, a solicitor in our employment team, will explain that it is possible to dismiss for poor performance and will give practical guidance on how to handle difficult employees.  Our team will share their expertise and answer common questions such as:

  • Is it possible to fairly dismiss for a single act of incompetence?
  • How do you deal with employees who lapse after improvement?
  • How long should a performance review process take?

A light breakfast will be provided and there will be opportunities to network and ask questions of the team.

If you would like to attend this free seminar, or receive details of future events, please contact Sarah Walker at