All employees with at least two year’s continuous service have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. In some cases (for example pregnancy related dismissals) this minimum length of service does not apply and they can make a claim from day one.
As an employers you are obliged to follow a fair procedure and to have one of the potentially fair reasons permitted by law (e.g. conduct, capability, redundancy) before you can dismiss an employee.
If your employee believes that you have behaved inappropriately towards them or otherwise broken the terms of their employment contract in an important or serious way then they may have grounds for resigning and claiming Constructive Unfair Dismissal.
If an employee has brought, or is considering bringing, a claim against you Rees Page can provide practical and cost effective advice as to the chance of the claim succeeding, the steps to be taken to limit your liability and the options open to you to defend it.
You can find out more about what’s involved and what fees may be payable here.