Re-instatement is a form of redress where an employee has successfully claimed that they have been unfairly dismissed. This is the ultimate vindication of an employee as it essentially means that the employee is deemed entirely blameless in respect of their dismissal.
Re-instatement requires the employer to return the employee to their old role on the same terms and conditions. The employee is also entitled to any benefits that they would have accrued from the date of dismissal to the date of re-instatement.
Importantly, an employee is entitled to full arrears of wages where re-instatement has been ordered.