As a reservist do I have extra employment protection?

Yes, reservists have protection under Section 17 of the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985 provides protection from unfair dismissal on top of the normal right not to be unfairly dismissed under the Employment Rights Act 1996. An employer must not terminate employment on account of an employee’s liability to be mobilised.

In addition if a reservist is dismissed for a reason connected with their membership of the Reserve Forces they can bring an unfair dismissal claim even if they have only been employed for a short period.

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    • National Services Scotland
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