Leaving and Terminating Employment

A contract of employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee – provided that the correct procedures are followed. Contracts may provide for extensions to the statutory notice periods, so it’s essential that you’re clear on the details in each individual case.


In addition, where an employee is dismissed on disciplinary grounds (such as capability, negligence or misconduct), you’ll need to protect yourself and your business from ‘unfair dismissal’ claims by following the correct disciplinary procedures.


If you’re in any doubt about the right way to part company with an employee - for whatever reason - a call to Quest is quick and easy. We’re here to put you on the right road and safeguard your business for the long haul.

Want help and advice when an employee has to leave?

Call your local, friendly Quest team on 0844 879 7286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

Fisher Financial Management Ltd

As a busy owner of an expanding Financial Services company, we recently took on our first employee and wanted to make sure everything was done properly and so we enlisted the expertise of Quest Consulting Services to help draw up the necessary contract of employment.

Sarah, our Consultant, made the whole process straight forward and the costs reasonable to ensure both the company and the employee were fully protected.

I would not hesitate to recommend Quest Consulting Services to any colleagues or business clients.

Fisher Financial Management Ltd

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