Employment Law

Unfair Dismissal Solicitors in Solihull

Our employment experts can help you to understand your legal position and the steps to take following unfair dismissal. If you believe you have a claim, our team can help.

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If you have left a workplace because of unfair treatment or if you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, Pearcelegal can help. There are strict time limits for making a claim, so get in touch with our expert employment law team today.

Disputes in the workplace can impact all areas of your life. If you are dismissed from a role or feel you had to leave because of unfair treatment, you could be eligible to make a claim against your former employer. If you have worked for an employer for at least two years and you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, you may be able to bring a claim. It doesn’t matter your level of seniority or your role in the company, we can help you to understand your legal position and ensure you are treated fairly.

Understanding your legal position

Making a claim against a current or former employer for unfair dismissal or unfair treatment is a complex process. To make things even more difficult, there is a time limit on claims. We can provide swift and robust support to help you through your claim. We can provide representation throughout employment tribunals to ensure your rights are upheld. If you have been dismissed for one of the following ‘automatically unfair’ reasons, you have a strong case:

  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave

  • Expressing interest in taking maternity leave

  • Being a member or representative of a trade union

  • Asking for a legal right, such as minimum wage

  • Taking part in jury service

  • Whistleblowing

  • Taking action over a health and safety issue

To find out if you have a case against your current or former employer for unfair dismissal, get in touch with our employment solicitors in Solihull today.

Frequently asked questions

What qualifies as unfair dismissal?

Unfair dismissal is when an employment contract is terminated and the employer did not have a fair reason to do so. If the employer had a fair reason but handled the dismissal incorrectly, this can also be considered unfair dismissal.

Is wrongful termination hard to prove?

Wrongful termination is difficult to prove because employers are not likely to admit to wrongdoing. To be able to prove that you were wrongfully terminated, you need to show that the reason given is false and the real reason for your dismissal is illegal. There is also a limited time in which you can make a claim, so it’s important to act quickly if you would like to pursue a wrongful termination complaint.

Who cannot claim unfair dismissal?

Only employees can claim unfair dismissal; the same rights are not available to the self-employed or contractors. You have to have been employed with a company for two years before you can claim unfair dismissal unless the reason is “automatically unfair”.

What is the average payout for unfair dismissal?

The basic award is calculated based on your age, number of years of service and your average weekly pay. Weekly pay is capped at £538 per week and the number of years of service is capped at 20 years. A compensatory award may be added to this. This is capped at £88,519. The final award will not exceed one year's salary.

Our specialists in Dismissal

Nicholas Thomas

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Hannah Smith

Trainee Solicitor

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