We know that it can be an especially difficult and emotional time if you have been dismissed from your job. On some occasions, employers might dismiss employees for unjust reasons, without following the correct dismissal process, or having forced the employee to leave their job against their will.
In such circumstances, you may be in a position to bring a case for unfair, wrongful or constructive dismissal.
We can help you to deal with being unfairly removed from your role.
How we can help
If you feel like you may have been unfairly or wrongfully dismissed by your employer, please contact our specialist Employment team, and we can advise whether we think you have a claim worth pursuing and if so, discuss what the process would involve. We can provide expert, confidential and supportive advice.
Was my dismissal unfair?
If an employer does not have a justifiable reason for dismissing you, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal.
If your employer is unable to prove that the reason for your dismissal was a ‘potentially fair reason’ (including things such as dismissal due to your capability or conduct, redundancy or your breach of your contract or any duties placed on you), then you may have a claim for unfair dismissal.
Even if your employer has a potentially fair reason to dismiss you, they are also required to follow a proper process. If you were dismissed without much of a process being followed, or if you felt that the process was in any way improper, this may make your dismissal unfair and present you with a potential claim.
Similarly, if you have felt the need to terminate your employment because you feel that your employer’s conduct has not left you with any real alternative, you may again be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal.
Have I been wrongfully dismissed?
Whether your employer has dismissed you for fair or unfair reasons, they may still be in breach of your employment contract and consequently have dismissed you wrongfully if they have failed to provide you with your proper notice, have terminated your fixed term contract before it comes to an end or if they have failed to follow a particular process with you that they have contractually agreed to follow.
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