Unfair treatment at work usually leads to distress and worry. People experiencing unfair treatment are often unsure what to do about it. Many wait until matters reach a crisis point and they have already been dismissed. It’s never too early to ask for help and advice. Many people want to find an unfair dismissal definition.
Unfair Dismissal Definition: How do I know if I have been unfairly dismissed?
You may have been unfairly dismissed if:
- Your employer does not have a fair reason for dismissing you. In other words if there was no issue with your job performance or your conduct at work.
- The correct procedures were not followed before or during the time you were dismissed.
- You were dismissed for exercising one of your statutory rights. These might include taking time off for antenatal care or parental leave or requesting flexible working arrangements.
- You are protected by TUPE and during a business sale or transfer you were dismissed
- You were unfairly selected for redundancy
- You have a feeling that correct processes were not followed either during your employment or at the time of dismissal
What Should I Do Next?
When you’ve been dismissed and you’ve understood the unfair dismissal definition there is a natural tendency to question whether the dismissal itself or the process was fair.
A specialised unfair dismissal solicitor will be give you an objective opinion. They will consider your employer’s reasons for dismissing you, review the process which was followed and advise you about compensation. They will also provide guidance about which is best: Employment Tribunal or out of court settlement.
If you think you have a potential claim for unfair dismissal we can arrange for you to discuss it with a specialist employment solicitor. Complete our easy contact form and someone will get back to you shortly.