Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal: different sides, same principles

It may be prudent to contact a solicitor if you are contemplating a dismissal, and wanting to get it right. Or you may be facing dismissal, and wanting to know how best to put your side of the story across.

And once the deed is done, you may want to make an unfair dismissal claim and know what your chances are. Or the tribunal papers may be all set to hit your desk, and you may need to know whether to defend the claim every step of the way or come to terms.

We know and understand both sides of the argument – legal, emotional, practical. Whichever side of the dispute you are on, we can help.

Navigating the minefield

“What are my chances?” Always a sensible question. We know the principles that a tribunal would follow if the claim went the distance. And there could be a lot more in need of attention – time limits, further information requests, ACAS communication.

Not forgetting two fairly crucial recent law changes:

  • Early conciliation procedures – a potential game changer all round
  • Pre-termination negotiations – important to get this one right

Unfair dismissal – what you need to know:

  • Capability
  • Misconduct
  • Redundancy
  • Special cases
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Contributory fault
  • Quantifying losses
  • Negotiating settlements

Your specialist: David Cooper
Sensible and practical advice: 0121 325 5402