Slater & Gordon’s dedicated team of expert lawyers has extensive experience of employment dismissal claims.
We recognise that our clients can be in very different circumstances in relation to dismissal, from amicable to highly acrimonious: some undergoing disciplinary and dismissal procedures that may involve hearings and appeals; others for whom the dismissal is a feature of discrimination or bullying treatment; and others who may be leaving by mutual agreement, but require our assistance in negotiating the detail of their departure arrangements and severance package. Alternatively, you might find yourself unfairly dismissed as a result of improper handling of redundancy by your employer, or because your employer has transferred your business unit to another entity and not fully played by the rules. In all these situations, we skillfully advance our clients’ interests while providing a personal, thorough and cost-effective service.
We have also been involved in many high-value dismissal cases, gaining our clients many millions of pounds in compensation. We can advise you of the value of your claim, and help you reach a good deal. We can also negotiate termination packages on your behalf and offer tax advice. Where you are called to attend disciplinary or dismissal hearings, we can advise you throughout the process. We can also arrange for representation at the disciplinary, dismissal or appeal hearings through our specialist service executive reps, providing a trade-union representative to accompany you.
Where you have been dismissed in unfair circumstances, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal. We will consider your employer’s reasons for dismissing you and the process that has been followed in order to advise you of your rights, how to challenge the dismissal, and what compensation may be available to you, whether through the Employment Tribunal or via an out-of-court settlement. For more detailed information, please see our 'Unfair Dismissal' factsheet.
If you are dismissed in circumstances where you can fairly be dismissed, but your employer has not complied with its contractual obligations to you, for example in not paying you for your full notice period, you may have a claim for wrongful dismissal.
You may also have a claim in circumstances where the treatment you have experienced from your employer makes it impossible for you to continue in employment, leaving you with no option but to resign. Although not an actual dismissal, a fundamental breach of contract by your employer may amount to what is known as constructive dismissal in these circumstances. Constructive dismissal claims are complex and can be risky, so it is important to get legal advice to consider the circumstances before leaving your job.
Expert Guides on Constructive / Unfair Dismissal
Read our 'Constructive Dismissal' Expert Guide.
Read our 'Unfair Dismissal' Expert Guide.
Read our 'Executive Dismissal' Expert Guide.
Call our Employment Law Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9060 or contact us online.
Slater & Gordon Lawyers have offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield, Wakefield & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.
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