Dismissal appeal letter template

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If you wish to appeal against your dismissal, send this model letter template to your previous employer.

What is this letter for?

The purpose of this Dismissal appeal letter template is to provide you with a flexible and customisable document to serve as a robust and effective starting point for you.

By using our Dismissal appeal letter template, you can streamline your process, maintain consistency and accuracy, and save time, and it can be easily adapted to fit your specific scenario.

  • The Employment Rights Act 1996: Provides employees with the right to appeal against their dismissal if they believe it was unfair or wrongful.

  • The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures: Provides a framework for employers to follow when dealing with disciplinary matters, including the dismissal of employees, and sets out the principles of fair and reasonable procedures.

  • The Equality Act 2010: Ensures that the dismissal appeal process is not discriminatory and that all employees are treated fairly and equally regardless of their protected characteristics.

  • The Data Protection Act 2018: Ensures that any personal data related to the dismissal appeal process is handled in accordance with data protection regulations and that employees give their consent for their data to be processed.

  • The Human Rights Act 1998: Protects employees' rights to a fair hearing and a fair trial when appealing against their dismissal, and ensures that the dismissal appeal process is conducted in a fair and impartial manner.

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If an ex-employee has appealed against their dismissal, issue this model letter template as invitation to an appeal hearing.


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62 words, 1 page A4
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1 June 2024
dismissal appeal letter template

Dismissal appeal

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],

On [date] I was informed that Company had decided to dismiss me[ state rationale provided by company].

I would like to appeal against this decision.

I wish the following information to be taken into account:

  • [State reasons, mitigation, justification, etc.]

Please reply within 14 days from the date of this letter to confirm the proposed date for the appeal hearing.

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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