Unfair dismissal happens when an employer acts unreasonably in terminating your employment.
If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation at the employment tribunal – and our expert legal team can guide you through the sometimes intimidating process.
To make an unfair dismissal claim, you must have at least 12 months’ continuous employment with your employer.
Situations where dismissal is regarded as unfair include:
Employment law lays down reasons for dismissal that are automatically unfair, such as trade union membership and pregnancy.
The employer must be able to demonstrate that the reason for your dismissal was at least potentially fair. Reasons for dismissal that are potentially fair include taking drugs, stealing, violence, poor time-keeping, abusive behaviour, or using the internet for personal use.
If you think you may have been unfairly dismissed, speak to our expert employment lawyers in total confidence, call 0800 731 0717, or send an email to email@example.com.