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 you can claim from day one.
Employers must follow a fair procedure and have one of the potentially fair reasons permitted by law (e.g. conduct, capability, redundancy) before they can dismiss someone.
If your employer behaves inappropriately towards you or otherwise breaks the terms of your contract in an important or serious way then you may have grounds for resigning and claiming Constructive Unfair Dismissal.
If you are facing dismissal, are thinking of resigning or have been dismissed and think you have been treated unfairly then Rees Page can advise you on the options you have and in particular whether you have grounds for a Claim. You can find out more about what’s involved and what fees may be payable here.
There are strict time limits for lodging a Claim – as a general rule the Tribunal process must be started within 3 months less 1 day of the date when your employment ends and time is not extended by internal appeals – so contact us without delay.