Employers are only permitted to dismiss someone in a limited number of circumstances. If you feel the disciplinary procedure followed was not fair, then getting expert legal advice quickly is essential as there are very short and strict time limits to make a claim or achieve a settlement.
You will usually need to have been employed with your employer for at least two years to claim unfair dismissal. There are many exceptions to this rule:
- Asserting a statutory right;
- Participating in trade union activities;
- Whistleblowing; and/or
- Your dismissal was connected with health and safety concerns.
If you win your case, an Employment Tribunal can award you compensation to reflect the loss of past and future wages, as well as pension and other contractual benefits such as bonus and commission payments.
Contact one of employment solicitors today for a free consultation to discuss your unfair dismissal claim.