FAQs About Unfair Dismissal

What is Unfair Dismissal?

Employment laws in the UK have a provision on how an the employment of an individual may be terminated by their employer. You are entitled to file for an unfair dismissal lawsuit if you are sacked by your employer and he or she did not have a reasonable justification.  
If your unfair dismissal lawsuit is successful, you could be entitled to claim benefits, either in the form of compensation or some other remedy. 

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However, there are certain eligibility requirements you must meet for you to be entitled for unfair dismissal claim redress. To file such a claim in the Employment Tribunal, you need to ask your employer to provide a reason (or reasons if they are more than one) why he or she is firing you. If the employer can't justify the reason why he or she is firing you as fair, then you will be deemed to have been unfairly dismissed.

How can unfair dismissal solicitors Help?

There are so many reasons why hiring a solicitor to help in your unfair dismissal lawsuit is important. These reasons include:

- Determine whether the dismissal was in fact unfair
Before you can file for an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal, you need first to establish whether or not the dismissal was unfair. Because a solicitor is more knowledgeable and experienced in this types of cases, he or she will help you determine whether your employment termination was in deed unfair.

- Help you understand your rights and entitlements
An experienced unfair dismissal solicitor can explain your rights, help ensure they are protected, and assess how much compensation you are entitled to receive.

Other reasons why you should seek the help of an experienced and reputable unfair dismissal attorney are to receive advice on whether you have been constructively dismissed, better interpretation of your employment contract, and honest evaluation of what your employer has offered as compensation.

Why Should I Make an Unfair Dismissal Claim?

You should make complaints for unfair dismissal for a number of reasons. First, if you do not file a claim, especially if you were dismissal was related to recall discrimination, your employer will not be on notice for his or her illegal action, and therefore, he or she will not be punished and may continue with it. Second, if you don't file a claim, you will have lost your right to compensation. Third, filing an unfair dismissal claim might help you to be re-employed in a similar job at your former organisation, or reinstated in the position you lost. Therefore, it is important to seek legal help if you were wrongfully terminated.

What Might Fall Under Unfair Dismissal?

If you were fired from work due to disability, racial discrimination, for raising awareness to a wrong that is happening at the workplace, for demanding your legal rights, such as a safe and healthy working environment, then you can file for an unfair dismissal lawsuit.