When an employer terminates a contract with an employee, this is known as dismissal. There are strict protocols to follow during the process. If these are breached and an employee is dismissed unfairly, in some cases action can be taken. If a situation arises where an employee has no choice but to resign, this is known as constructive dismissal, and again, it may be possible to take action against an employer.
To qualify for the right to claim unfair or constructive dismissal, you must be classed as an employee and have been working for your employer for a minimum period. If you started your job on or after 6 April 2012, the qualifying period is normally two years.
If you have been dismissed and you believe it to be unfair, don’t waste any time in speaking to the helpful employment law team at Pickering & Butters, as there are strict time frames to bring any potential claim. We’ll assess your situation and advise you as to whether you potentially have a claim. If so, we’ll talk you through how it will all work and the funding options available to you, so that you are clear on everything from the outset. We will also provide you with advice on the strict timeframes which apply to any potential claim.