In this webinar, we considered action which may be taken where it is clear that the employment relationship has broken down but a decision to dismiss does not neatly fit into one of the usual categories of conduct, capability or redundancy. "Some other substantial reason" may be a potentially fair reason but how do you secure a fair dismissal for this reason?

We discussed:

  • what is an SOSR reason for dismissal?;
  • what situations might amount to an SOSR?; and
  • unfair dismissal and SOSR: how to secure a fair SOSR dismissal.


Lynne Marr


Niall McLean

Partner & Solicitor Advocate