If you are faced with redundancy or dismissal, what are your rights and what can you do if you disagree with your employer's actions? Whether you believe you are the victim of an unfair dismissal, or that you have been incorrectly selected for redundancy, we aim to let you know what your basic rights are so that you can decide whether you want to take action.
A wrongful dismissal is a dismissal based on the terms of your contract of employment. It should not be confused with a claim for unfair dismissal.
If an employer breaches any of the terms of their contract this can amount to a wrongful dismissal and can lead to a successful compensation claim. Wrongful dismissal can include dismissal without any or the correct notice, although this can be justified if your employer can show that you have committed a serious breach of contract.
What Action Should You Take?
If you believe that you are the victim of a wrongful dismissal, you must investigate the claim quickly so that you can proceed with a claim while the evidence is still fresh. Your claim can either be bought in the Employment Tribunal or in the County or Hight Court. We can advise you which venue will be the right one for your wrongful dismissal claim.
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