Payment in lieu of notice without contractual right

23 January 2019

An employee has had a very negative influence on the workplace during his time with me and has now been dismissed for several offences — this was confirmed at appeal. I do not want this individual to have any further contact with the remainder of my staff.

What will happen if I go ahead and terminate the employee’s employment with a payment in lieu of notice (PILON)? There is no contractual right for me to do this.

Terminating employment without notice

23 January 2019

An employee has been selected for redundancy. He has a payment-in-lieu-of-notice (PILON) clause in his contract. Can I go ahead and terminate his employment with the company without notice?