Fair reasons for dismissal

Fair reasons for dismissal

Dismissal from a job is often difficult, and usually comes with disappointment, anger or outrage, and worry about the future, whether another job will be found quickly and the financial uncertainty that comes with the loss of a regular income. Dismissal from a job can be for many reasons. Often the reason behind the dismissal will affect how you feel and what happens next. If you believe that what has happened was justified, or if…

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Instant dismissals

Instant dismissals

If your employer is dismissing you from your job then there are certain procedures they should follow. In some cases your employer might be able to instantly dismiss you without going through the normal disciplinary procedures. What is instant dismissal? If your employer instantly dismisses you without making any investigation into the reasons why you are being dismissed, the circumstances are nearly always considered unfair. An example of an unfair dismissal could be where a…

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Unfair constructive dismissal

Unfair constructive dismissal

You may be able to claim unfair constructive dismissal if you are forced to resign because of your employer’s unlawful behavior. In order to pursue a claim, you must show that: your employer committed a serious breach of your employment contract; you did not accept the breach; and you felt forced to resign because of that breach. 1. Serious breach of your employment contract a. Examples of serious breaches of contract Examples of serious breaches…

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Unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal

If you feel your employer ended your employment unfairly, either because of the reason why you were dismissed, or the process they used, then you may have been unfairly dismissed and might be able to complain to an Employment Tribunal (or Industrial Tribunal in Northern Ireland). What is unfair dismissal There are several ways your dismissal could be unfair: your employer does not have a fair reason for dismissing you (eg if there was nothing…

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Unfair dismissal FAQs

Unfair dismissal FAQs

What is unfair dismissal? Dismissal can be unfair for a variety of reasons. For example, your employer may lack a fair reason for dismissing you; your employer may fail to follow the correct dismissal process; or your employer may dismiss you for an automatically unfair reason. What are fair grounds for dismissal? If you pursue a claim for unfair dismissal, your employer has the burden of showing your dismissal was based on one of six…

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What to do if you are unfairly dismissed

What to do if you are unfairly dismissed

If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, you should try appealing under your employer’s dismissal or disciplinary procedures. If this does not work, then you may be able to make an appeal to an Employment Tribunal (Industrial Tribunal in Northern Ireland). Resolving the problem with your employer Before making a formal complaint for unfair dismissalyou should try and resolve the reasons for your dismissal with your employer. You and your employer…

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What to do if you are unfairly dismissed?

What to do if you are unfairly dismissed?

If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, you should try appealing under your employer’s dismissal or disciplinary procedures. If this does not work, then you may be able to make an appeal to an Employment Tribunal. Resolving the problem with your employer Before making a formal complaint for unfair dismissalyou should try and resolve the reasons for your dismissal with your employer. You and your employer could try conciliation through the…

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