Define witness statement In Employment

witness statement : A statement taken from a witness. Generally ETs expect witnesses to read their statements aloud (providing they are not too long and there is sufficient time) and this is taken as witnesses’ evidence in chief. Witness statements without the presence of witnesses in person are of limited value: witnesses are expected to attend so that they can be cross-examined to establish the reliability of their evidence.


witness statement : Written statement containing a witness’s tribunal evidence.

Define wrongful dismissal In Employment

wrongful dismissal : Wrongful Dismissal is based on contract law. Any claim for wrongful dismissal will therefore mean looking at an employment contract to see if the contract has been broken.
The most common breach is where an employee is dismissed without notice or the notice given is too short. An employer can often justify dismissing an employee without notice (Summary Dismissal) if the employee commits a serious breach of the contract.
Wrongful dismissal claims can be brought in the employment tribunal, county court or High Court depending on the value of the claim.

Define zero hours contract In Employment

zero hours contract : Is a common term for a contract under which an employer does not guarantee to provide work and pays only for work actually done.


zero-hours contract : A zero-hours contract is a type of employment contract where the employee makes themselves available for work for a specified number of hours and get paid for a proportion of those hours even if not required to work.