Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012
SI 2012 No. 989
](http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/989/made)**This Order increases from one year to two years the qualifying period of continuous employment needed:
(a) for the entitlement, on request, to a written statement of reasons for dismissal (article 2), and
(b) to acquire the right not to be unfairly dismissed (article 3).
The Order contains a transitional provision having the effect that the new qualifying periods will not apply to those employees whose period of continuous employment begins before 6th April 2012.
Made: 30th March 2012
Coming into force: 6th April 2012
Published: 05/04/2012 08:54