If you are dismissed, your employer must have a valid reason for dismissing you and be able to show that they acted reasonably. There are some situations when your employer can dismiss you fairly and some where you may feel you have grounds to pursue a claim against your employer for unfair dismissal.
Equality and Employment Law is highly experienced in dealing with unfair dismissal cases and employment disputes. We will only take on your case if we think it has a good chance of success and we will keep you updated throughout the process.
Some initial things to consider are:
- Has your employer been consistent – for example, have they dismissed you for doing something they allowed other employees to do?
- If a complaint was made about you, did your employer fully investigate the situation before dismissing you?
- You must be given at least the notice stated in your contract or the statutory minimum notice period, whichever is longer. Has this happened?
- You will usually need to have two years of service (if employed after 6 April 2012) to claim for unfair dismissal.
Read more about Dismissal and your rights here: https://www.gov.uk/dismissal
Call our Employment Law team today for a confidential consultation about your Unfair Dismissal claim on 0151 237 2664.
Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job which happens when employers need to reduce their workforce.
You must be selected for redundancy in a fair way, for example because of your level of experience or capability to do the job. You can’t be selected because of, for example, your age, gender, or because you’re disabled or pregnant. If you are, this could be classed as an unfair dismissal.
When being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain rights, including redundancy pay, a notice period, a consultation with your employer, the option to move into a different job and time off to find a new job. You should also be paid for your notice period plus any untaken holidays. You will usually need to have two years of service (if employed after 6 April 2012) to claim for unfair dismissal or redundancy.
Equality and Employment Law is highly experienced in dealing with redundancy related claims and will guide you through each stage of the process using clear, jargon-free language.
You can find out more information about redundancy and your rights here:
Call our Employment Law team today for a confidential consultation about dismissal and redundancy on 0151 237 2664.