Automatic unfair dismissal

Automatic unfair dismissalAn employment tribunal will automatically decide your dismissal was unfair if the reason given for the dismissal is any of  the following. In these circumstances you can claim automatic unfair dismissal regardless of how long you have worked for you employer.

Automatic unfair dismissal reasons

  • requested flexible working
  • refused to give up your working time right to take rest breaks
  • resigned and gave the correct notice period
  • joined a trade union
  • took part in legal industrial action that lasted 12 weeks or less
  • needed time off for jury service
  • applied for maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • were on legitimate maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • attempted to enforce your right to receive Working Tax Credits
  • exposed wrongdoing in the workplace (whistle-blowing)
  • were forced to retire