Hello and welcome to Just Answer, does she work for you in the capacity of a hairdresser?
Hi I assume they are not the only hairdresser you have working for you? Are they the only person who has been losing clients?
will you replace her?
why do you want to let her go and not one of the other stylists?
Ok I understand. You have to proceed with some caution otherwise you will risk the possibility of an employment tribunal. The situation you describe amounts to a redundancy situation and redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal so long as you follow a fair procedure.
A fair procedure would involve putting all of the stylists at risk of redundancy and consulting with all of them as to ways of avoiding the sitaution and adopting a fair selection process which is objective. The reasons you give for selecting this stylists are sound
At the end of the consultation period you can then give notice of termination on the grounds of redundancy. She will be entitled to 12 weeks notice pay plus a redundancy payment.
You can calculate her redundancy payment using this website https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay
Given that she has long service you might find that she is entitled to a significant sum of money
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If the problem is poor performance not redundancy then you can deal with it as a performance issue instead. You will have to give her warnings over a period and the chance to improve though. You will not have to pay redundancy if you go down that route.
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given her length of service I think that you would need to give her a written warning if she fails to perform in the first instance. If she continues to fail to perform you will be able to give her a final written warning and then dismiss.
If you review after a month each time you will able to achieve this within 3 months.
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