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If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, do not delay in obtaining legal support.
Strict time limits apply to making a claim and the correct legal advice is crucial in reaching a timely resolution. Our employment law team can fight for the compensation you deserve.
An employer can dismiss an employee fairly for five reasons:
● performance or capability● misconduct● redundancy● breach of statutory restriction● some other substantial reason (such as the end of a fixed-term contract)
Each ground has procedural requirements that employers must follow. If procedures are not followed correctly, a dismissal will be considered unfair, even if it is for a fair reason.
If your dismissal is not justified by one of the above reasons, or you do not believe your employer followed reasonable procedures in dismissing you, you could have a claim for unfair dismissal.
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How do I make a claim?
If you believe your dismissal is unfair, immediately appeal it with your employer and seek legal advice.
You must also contact Acas within three months, less one day, of your dismissal, or you will be unable to lodge a tribunal claim. Acas will conduct early conciliation, providing an opportunity to reach an agreement with your employer outside of a tribunal. Your solicitor can represent you throughout early conciliation.
If Acas cannot resolve the issue, you can make a claim to an employment tribunal.
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You will usually be entitled to make a tribunal claim if:
● you are an employee (not a worker or self-employed)● you have worked for your employer for at least two years
Automatically unfair reasons for dismissal, such as pregnancy, entitle you to make a claim however long you have worked for your employer.
Not prepared to accept an unfair dismissal? Neither are we.
An unfair dismissal causes distress, worry and, above all, a strong sense of injustice. You have worked hard to build your career and resource your future. If all that you have earned is under threat, we can support you in standing your ground and battling for appropriate compensation.
At Hanson Woods Solicitors, our incisive employment lawyers can assist at every stage, from offering initial advice on a potential claim to fighting for compensation in an employment tribunal. Our expertise in handling unfair dismissal claims is unrivalled and we will pursue the outcome you are owed with understanding, tenacity and tact.