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Unfair dismissal is one of the most common complaints by employees against employers. In any case of dismissal it’s up to your employer to prove that your dismissal was fair and lawful but our dedicated team of employment solicitors are on hand to advise you on whether your dismissal and the process used was unfair.

If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed at work then it is now time to seek legal advice to see if you have cause to make a claim against your employer. Contact our expert employment law team on 0343 507 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

How do I know if my dismissal was unfair?

You may feel you have been unfairly dismissed if you are shocked at the decision or you are unsure of why you have been dismissed. If this is the case then you should seek advice as soon as possible so that the situation can be addressed and you can be fully informed of your rights. No two cases are the same so it is important that you consult expert advice to establish better your individual circumstances are likely to be found to be unfair.

Causes of Unfair Dismissal

There are a number of reasons why you could have been unfairly dismissed. If you suspect that your employer hasn’t given you a valid or true reason for your dismissal then it could have been due to one of the following:

  • You asked for more flexible working hours
  • You became a member of a trade union
  • You took part in a legal service which you were legally required to attend such as jury service
  • You applied for maternity or paternity leave or exercised some other ‘family friendly’ right
  • You were forced to take compulsory retirement
  • You exposed wrongdoing or malpractice in the workplace
  • Your employer’s business was recently taken over

If you suspect that any of those reasons played a part in your employer’s decision-making then you may have the right to claim that your dismissal was ‘automatically unfair’, and you should certainly take advice.

How can Gorvins Help?

If you feel that you have been unfairly dismissed then you should seek help from an Employment Law Professional as soon as possible. If you want to use our services then don’t hesitate to contact us on 0343 507 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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