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Unfair dismissals act 1977-2015

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  • Q1
    What is the purpose of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    To create equal opportunities for promotion
    To regulate the minimum wage for employees
    To make it easier for employers to dismiss employees
    To protect employees against unfair dismissal
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following is NOT a valid ground for unfair dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Discrimination
    Poor performance
    Redundancy
    Trade union membership
    30s
  • Q3
    Under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015, what is the maximum amount of compensation that can be awarded to an employee for unfair dismissal?
    3 years' remuneration
    2 years' remuneration
    6 months' remuneration
    1 year's remuneration
    30s
  • Q4
    Which of the following conditions must be met for an employee to be eligible to make a claim under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Minimum service of 3 months
    Minimum service of 24 months
    Minimum service of 12 months
    Minimum service of 6 months
    30s
  • Q5
    Which body is responsible for hearing unfair dismissal cases under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    The Labour Court
    The Employment Appeals Tribunal
    The Workplace Relations Commission
    The Equality Tribunal
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following is a valid reason for fair dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Gross misconduct
    Change in company policy
    Employee whistleblowing
    Sickness absence
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following remedies can be awarded to an employee who is successful in a claim for unfair dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Promotion or bonus
    Demotion or warning
    Severance package
    Reinstatement or compensation
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following is NOT a protected characteristic under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Gender
    Disability
    Political affiliation
    Religion
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following is a valid ground for constructive dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977-2015?
    Employee's resignation without cause
    Significant breach of the employment contract by the employer
    Change in company management
    Reduction in working hours by the employer
    30s

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