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Whether you are facing an unfair dismissal tribunal claim, or a contractual wrongful dismissal claim, early legal intervention can be the difference between a costly settlement or a quick resolution. We will review your employee's claim and advise you what your rights are so that you can make an informed decision before taking action.
An unfair dismissal occurs when an employee is dismissed from their job without a valid reason for the dismissal or they acted unreasonably. Matters that might make a dismissal fair are poor conduct or lack of capability of your employee to perform their job.
A wrongful dismissal is a dismissal based on a contract of employment. If your employee breaches any of the terms of their contract this can amount to wrongful dismissal. This can include dismissal without any or the correct notice, although this can be justified if you can show that your employee has committed a serious breach of contract.
Redundancies can be fair and sometimes are necessary to ensure that a business can continue to trade profitably. However, if the selection procedure for redundancy is not followed correctly it can amount to a claim for a redundancy payment, or a claim for wrongful or unfair dismissal.
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Every case has to be assessed on its own merits. Let us advise you before the matter becomes costly and complicated.
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