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The Effective Date of Termination


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What is the EDT?

The Effective Date of Termination (EDT) is the date your employment ended and is laid out in s97 ERA 1996. It is very important in unfair dismissal because it sets the end of your period of continuous employment and is used to determine whether you have the two years qualifying period of employment necessary to claim unfair dismissal. The EDT affects how much you get for the Basic Award and for calculating a week’s pay. You must bring your claim before the Employment Tribunal within three months of the EDT. The EDT is not always the date when you are told you have been dismissed, and it can vary depending on the particular situation.


Last Updated: [11/09/2021]