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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.3b (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:S3b-7066

Precedents establish much of the law relating to unfair dismissal. For example, Hotson v Wisbech Conservative Club established that if suspected dishonesty is the stated ground for dismissal it should be stated at the outset. Oakley v The Labour Party established that reorganisation simply as a pretext for getting rid of an employee is unfair. Unfair Dismissal distils the wisdom of 1400 cases heard before tribunals and courts over the past 22 years. Rubenstein M, Frost Y. Unfair dismissal: a to the relevant case law. 14th edition. London: Eclipse Group Limited, 1996 (price £60).

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