You will have a claim for unfair dismissal if your employer has terminated your contract of employment without good reason or without following the appropriate procedures. Such claims can be pursued in an employment tribunal, with expert employment lawyers available to offer legal support and guidance from the earliest stage.
To claim unfair dismissal, you must have been employed by your employer for two years. There are five ‘fair’ reasons that an employer may use to dismiss an employee, if the reason for your dismissal does not fall into one of these categories, your termination will likely be unfair. The five ‘fair’ reasons are: capability, conduct, redundancy, legality or another substantial reason.
Even if the employer can show that the dismissal was based on one of these reasons, the tribunal will still have to decide if it was fair to do so in the circumstances. In determining this, the tribunal will take various factors into consideration, including the resources and size of the employer, and any process and procedures that were or were not followed.
Our Employment Lawyers can advise you on the nature of your dismissal, whether you have a claim for unfair dismissal and what you may expect regarding compensation if your claim is successful.