Unfair Dismissals

Unfair Dismissal Solicitors

If you feel that you have been wrongly dismissed by your employer, it can be highly distressing. This will be similar should you be facing disciplinary action. Furthermore, if you have resigned as a result of a workplace incident, it can be hard to know what to do next.

At Bowsers Solicitors, we can advise on all matters relating to unfair, wrongful or constructive dismissal. Often, getting started with your claim is the hardest part. To speak to our lawyers about your unfair dismissal claim, please get in touch.

Solicitor for Unfair Dismissal Near Me

If you have continuously worked for an employer for at least two years, or in some cases, at all, you have several legal rights. Many people are unaware of their rights, but failing to grasp where you stand adequately could mean you are being mistreated or having your rights violated without realising.

According to these rights, you cannot be dismissed from your role without fair reason. This includes:

  • Breach of statute.
  • Capability.
  • Conduct
  • Redundancy.
  • Some other substantial reason (SOSR).

Furthermore, the dismissal may be deemed unfair if an employer has not abided by the company’s formal disciplinary or dismissal process.

If you are looking for employment law advice, please contact our experienced employment solicitors and chartered legal executives today on 01945 583194 (Wisbech) or 01354 652606 (March), or email reception@bowsers.co.uk. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form. 

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Wisbech and March Solicitors

Bowsers Solicitors are local solicitors for the local community. Our solicitors are experienced in supporting clients through their unfair, constructive or wrongful dismissal claims, fully understanding the distressing nature of these cases. We will do all we can to support you, ensuring that you are aware of your rights and satisfied with how we intend to resolve your case.

To speak to one of our friendly yet professional employment law solicitors or chartered legal executives today, please call 01945 583194 (Wisbech) or 01354 652606 (March), or email reception@bowsers.co.uk. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form

Unfair Dismissal Solicitor Cambridgeshire

In some cases, a dismissal will be deemed automatically unfair. In this case, it does not matter how long you worked for the employer. These circumstances might include the following:

  • Dismissal whilst pregnant or on maternity leave.
  • Dismissal if you raise a concern about, or take action over, a health and safety issue.
  • Dismissal over ‘whistleblowing’.
  • Dismissal if you tried to assert one of your statutory employment rights.
  • Dismissal if a new owner has taken over the business you worked for (transfer of undertakings).

Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal occurs when a situation created by your employer or your employer’s conduct forces you to resign. This might include a lack of pay, discrimination, harassment or bullying.

If you find yourself in this situation, seeking legal advice is paramount, as you may be entitled to compensation.

How to Make a Claim

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take your employer to court straight away in an employment law claim, including for unfair or constructive dismissal. You must follow certain procedures before making a claim, including the Early Conciliation process called Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service ‘ACAS’. Furthermore, there are key time limits that might apply to your case.

In all cases, we will do all we can to prevent your case from reaching an Employment Tribunal. However, this is not always possible. We are confident in supporting our clients from the outset of their case through the ACAS process, relevant negotiations, and, if necessary, tribunal.

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