Unfair Dismissal

The dismissal of an employee can be unfair for a number of reasons.

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Unfair Dismissal

The dismissal of an employee can be unfair for a number of reasons. A claim for unfair dismissal must be brought in the employment tribunal and is usually brought because there was no fair reason for the dismissal or because the procedure followed in the dismissal process was unfair.

The unfair dismissal of an employee can leave the employee in a vulnerable position if unable to find a new job. It can leave an employer facing a costly claim to defend and potentially a significant award to compensate the employee. Early action and negotiation are key to see if terms can be reached and litigation avoided.

Referral to ACAS for employee claims is now compulsory, before a claim can be commenced in the employment tribunal.

If you are concerned about an unfair dismissal situation, whether an employer or employee, please contact us.

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    After graduating from Leeds University, Andrew trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has specialised in commercial work since 1989 building a solid reputation for advising a wide variety of clients – from small start up ventures to national organisations.

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    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.