If your employer dismisses you in breach of the terms of your employment contract this is known as a ‘wrongful dismissal’.
Wrongful dismissal cases usually arise when your employer either fails to give you sufficient notice as set out in your employment contract or doesn’t follow procedures that they have laid down for dismissing employees.
As an employee who has been wrongfully dismissed you have the option of either bringing a tribunal claim or issuing court proceedings (in tribunal claims there is a cap of £25,000.00 on damages which can be recovered – for claims brought in court there is no limit on damages).
If you have been dismissed and think that your employer has not given you sufficient notice or has otherwise broken the terms of your employment contract or failed to follow the appropriate procedures 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.