Failure to Read Contracts Often Leads to Unfair Dismissal

A worrying new survey has revealed that only one in every 166 workers has fully read and understood their contract, often leading to workers believing they have been unfairly dismissed. In reality, however, the ignorance regarding contracts often leads to rightful dismissals and disciplinary action. Study Findings The survey, which comes from an employment protection agency, revealed that many people skim read their contract, however, claiming ignorance is not a defence against employment action. The research showed that of 1000 employees asked about their contract only 93 had read their contract or skim read the main points (such as holiday entitlement and sick day protocol) Alarmingly, 56% of workers said that they had no idea of what their contract currently was. The study also found that many workers take action believing that their rights have been violated, however, the vast majority of dismissals are often over breach of a term of a contract. There are many common aspects of co

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