Losing your job is upsetting no matter how you look at it, however, if you feel you have been unfairly dismissed this can add even more upset and stress to your situation.
An employer can dismiss an employee for a whole host of reasons, however, the good news is that the law is fairly clear when it comes to employment matters and there must have been a good reason for doing so. An employer also needs to ensure they have followed the company’s formal dismissal or disciplinary processes at all times.
If you have concerns about how you have been treated you should seek legal advice as soon as possible after you have been dismissed.
The list below should help to guide you and illustrates some of the key considerations you need to be aware of:
Failure to do so, such as ignoring an invitation to an appeal meeting, could harm your chances of success if you subsequently decide to issue proceedings. You should also keep copies of all letters received from and sent to your employer, as these may be important when preparing your claim.
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Article attributed to Jennifer Kelly, Solicitor, Hunt Solicitors.