You have the right not to be dismissed or made redundant unfairly or without proper notice. Your employer must follow strict statutory procedures or face an automatic finding of unfair dismissal and substantial financial sanctions.
Unless your employer has sound dismissal reasons and follows the appropriate procedures, you will be able to claim compensation through an Employment Tribunal or a Civil Court. You may also be able to claim reinstatement or re-engagement.
We can provide you with expert advice and representation:-
- If you are involved in disciplinary or performance issues at work
- If you are considering resigning because of the way you have been treated by your employer (you may have a constructive dismissal claim)
- If you have been told you may or will be made redundant
- If you have been the victim of discrimination/victimisation/harassment
- If you have been dismissed with or without notice
It is important that you obtain advice early. Once your employment has been terminated, you basically have only three months to begin proceedings.
It is often unnecessary to take proceedings against a former employer to obtain compensation. We have considerable experience in negotiating favourable settlements.
Once your employment has been terminated, your employer may ask you to sign a Compromise Agreement as a condition of paying you compensation. For it to be a binding agreement you must take independent legal advice. We can provide this speedily, and our fees will often be met by your employer.
For more information and advice please contact Richard Gvero.