Your employment contract helps you and your employer understand what to expect from your working relationship, including how and when you can be dismissed. If your employer dismisses you without following the dismissal process in your contract, our employment solicitors could help you make wrongful dismissal claim.
If your employer wants to dismiss you, they should follow the dismissal procedure that’s in your contract and give you the correct notice period. If they do not, you can make a claim against them to keep your job or get compensation for a wrongful dismissal.
Contact our employment team if you think you were wrongfully dismissed on 0207 650 3999 and we can advise you on what to do next.
What’s The Difference Between Wrongful Dismissal and Unfair Dismissal?
For a wrongful dismissal claim, an Employment Tribunal or court will only look at your employment contract to see if your employer breached it. Unfair dismissals claims are statutory. This means there are specific laws that apply – for example, you’ll need to be employed for more than two years at your current employer. They also take into account the whole situation of your dismissal, not just your contract.
There is no minimum period of employment for wrongful dismissal claims. So whether you were suddenly dismissed soon after recruitment or after a promotion, you can still make a wrongful dismissal claim.
Our team can advise on whether a wrongful or unfair dismissal claim is more suitable for your situation. Contact us today to talk to us about what’s happened, call on 0207 650 3999.
What Services Do We Offer?
Our employment solicitors can:
- Look at your situation and advise on if you have a strong wrongful dismissal claim or not
- Advise on other options that you could take like an unfair dismissal claim or a discrimination claim
- Advise on if you were wrongfully dismissed as part of a redundancy process
- Negotiate an out of court settlement with your employer Represent you at mediation meetings
- Draft legal documents for an Employment Tribunal, High Court or County Court.
It’s important to note that in wrongful dismissal claims you can claim a maximum of £25,000 through an Employment Tribunal. Our lawyers can advise you if your claim is likely to be worth more. If it is, we can help you make a claim through the High Court or County Court. There is no limit to the compensation you could receive if you make a claim through the High Court or Country Court.
Who Can We Help?
Our solicitors work with many people who are wrongfully dismissed. We have particular expertise in helping senior executives and high earning individuals make wrongful dismissal claims through the High or Country Court.
We can help if your employer dismissed you:
- Without giving you any or all of your notice period that’s set out in your contract
- By ending a fixed term contract before it’s supposed to expire by making you redundant without following the correct redundancy process
- Without following the correct disciplinary or dismissal procedure in your contract.
In each of these situations, we’ll work with you to prove your employer breached your contract and that you suffered a loss – such as loss of pay – because of it.
Why Choose Us?
Our employment lawyers are highly rated by independent legal guides like Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. We’re recognised for our expertise and giving practical advice throughout a claim, we’ll be there every step of the way to guide you through the process.
It can be a big step to make a claim against your employer and often people feel they won’t succeed against a big company. We have an excellent track record of helping people claim successfully against large and small businesses.
You’ll get a helping hand from our team no matter how simple or complex your case is. We often take on cases that other firms have turned away, so if you’re in this situation come and discuss your claim with us. We’ll work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you with the least amount of disruption to your life.
Call us on 0207 650 3999 or fill out our online form and we’ll call you back to discuss your wrongful dismissal situation.
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