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Unfair Dismissal

If you have experienced unfair dismissal from your employer, you may be entitled to pursue an Unfair Dismissal Claim for compensation. Our Team of expert Employment Solicitors can assess your individual circumstances, assist you with legal proceedings and represent you during your case. To get in touch with our dedicated Employment Law Team call Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, on 01754 897150 or submit a contact form.

For both employees and employers, the law surrounding employment can be very complex, particularly regarding the grounds for dismissal. Regardless of your employment situation, it is important that you know your rights. If you are unsure, the Employment Law Team, here at Hodgkinsons Solicitors, can help you to understand your legal responsibilities, obligations and rights.

Whilst employers are legally permitted to dismiss employees for a variety of reasons such as redundancy or capability, it is deemed unlawful if they dismiss an employee unfairly. A claim for unfair dismissal is usually brought by an employee in the employment tribunal if they believe they have been dismissed without good reason, or if the employer fails to follow a fair procedure. Under UK Law there are several reasons in which dismissal is unlawful, these are deemed to be either discriminatory or automatically unfair. Examples of such reasons include:

  • Discrimination on the basis of: sex, sexual orientation, age, age disability, sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion.
  • If you have asked for your legal rights to be met i.e. you have asked for your pay to be raised to the minimum wage.
  • If you have acted as a whistleblower i.e. you have reported your employer for wrongdoing.
  • If you are pregnant or you are on maternity leave.
  • If you have taken action over a health and safety issue.
  • If the dismissal is in relation to certain business transfers.
  • If you are a member of a trade union and you participated in official industrial action or you were acting as an employee representative.

If you have worked for your employer for over two years, your employer is required to inform you of the reason for your dismissal, whether by email or letter. In some cases, employees may feel as though the reason given by the employer was not entirely truthful. If this is the case for you, we recommend that you receive legal advice on the steps to take next.

How we can help

It can be a distressing and confusing time when you are dismissed from your job. In most cases there will be significant concerns regarding future finances and careers. If your dismissal is deemed unfair, our team of Employment Law Solicitors can help you to obtain unfair dismissal compensation. Hodgkinsons Solicitors will help you by clearly identifying your rights, taking legal action to protect you and aiming to secure you compensation to reimburse you for any financial losses which the dismissal may have incurred.

Warning: A claim for unfair dismissal must be made within three months minus one day from the date you were dismissed. In certain circumstances, additional time may be awarded by ACAS for conciliation purposes.

Why choose our Employment Solicitors?

Throughout every case of unfair dismissal Hodgkinsons’ Employment Solicitors will provide an efficient, straightforward, professional yet friendly service. The Team will provide you with guidance through this potentially distressing time whilst trying to reduce any conflict by negotiating with the employer and their Solicitor where necessary. Our Unfair Dismissal Solicitors are experts when it comes to negotiation, reducing the requirements for employment tribunals. Where appropriate, employment tribunals may achieve the best outcome, however, our Solicitors can provide you with expert representation when required.

The Employment Law Team have many years of experience within this spectrum of legislation and can therefore assist with a variety of unfair dismissal cases for a range of professionals from employers to directors. They often handle cases for Clients nationwide, and our Employment Claims Department can assist you whether you are located in Skegness, rural Lincolnshire, or the East Midlands to include Boston, Louth, Lincoln and Grimsby. Whether your case is straightforward or complex, our Solicitors will assess your claim for compensation, advise you on your legal rights, determine how the dismissal will be challenged, estimate the level of compensation owed and decide which method of settlement will be best for your individual matter.

If you require legal advice regarding an Unfair Dismissal Employment Claim, contact Hodgkinsons Solicitors experts by calling 01754 897150 or submit a contact form and a member of the Team will contact you.