If your employment has been terminated by your employer and the circumstances have breached one or more of the terms in your contract or in employment law, then you may have been a victim of wrongful dismissal.
Wrongful dismissal is more common than most people think, and if you believe you have been a victim of unfair termination of employment then you should certainly seek advice from an experienced solicitor who will be able to advise you on the matter.
There are many common circumstances surrounding wrongful dismissal which may sound familiar to you and help you to understand where you stand legally. Discrimination can play a part, for example where an employee is let go due to race, sex, nationality or sometimes sexual orientation. Where discrimination is involved an employer may also fire an employee who has already launched legal action against themselves for perceived discrimination. Other examples of unfair dismissal can be when an employee refuses to commit an illegal act. The employer may even have acted against their own usual dismissal procedures as outlined in the company handbook.
If you wish to challenge what you feel is an unfair dismissal you can expect the result to be either reinstatement of employment or alternatively monetary compensation. The best way to go about launching an unfair dismissal claim is to seek expert advice.
Find a lawyers firm that specialises in and has experience of dismissal claims. An experienced solicitor will be sensitive to your needs, particularly if you have left on uneasy or bad terms with your employer. By finding a reputable, established company you can ensure that your needs will be recognised and they will endeavour to provide a thorough and cost-effective service that gives you the result you desire. Your solicitor will be able to negotiate terms with your employer to secure you a satisfactory package and they will also be able to advise you on any tax issues.
Look for a claims company with an impressive track record and listen to the recommendations of friends. A good solicitor will support you through any hearings you may be required to attend and even arrange for representation by finding a trade union representative to accompany you.
The solicitor will guide you each step of the way, from offering an early indication of any compensation you may be entitled to, to how to challenge the dismissal, right through to the end of your claim.
Whether you are seeking advice on an unfair dismissal claim or constructive dismissal, find your perfect solicitor and make sure everything runs smoothly.
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