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Unfair dismissal claims: industrial tribunal cases
|Industrial tribunal claims: unfair dismissal: employment tribunal cases. Solicitors for employment tribunal claims: unfair dismissal: industrial tribunal proceedings: Bristol, London, UK-wide employee tribunal representation specialists |
Solicitors here advise on and conduct proceedings in relation to industrial tribunal claims of unfair dismissal. Not everyone in employment is eligible to present a complaint for unfair dismissal. For example, only "employees" are eligible. A person who is self-employed will not be able to claim unfair dismissal.
A dismissal is fair or unfair according to the reason for dismissal, whether the correct dismissal procedure is followed and whether or not the employer has acted reasonably in carrying out the dismissal.
Our solicitors pursue claims for unfair dismissal made against employers in employment tribunals across the UK. Funding options in appropriate cases include no-win-no-fee contingency (success) packages.
Solicitors here supply a comprehensive employment law service to employees including:
- reviewing contract documentation
- tribunal claims for unfair dismissal
- compromise and severance agreements
- advice as to disciplinary procedures
- advice as to redundancy and dismissal
- advice as to discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability or age
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- Employers and employees enter into contracts of employment that govern their rights and obligations. There are statutory requirements governing contracts and they need to be drafted carefully.
- Employees are additionally entitled to a whole raft of statutory rights.
- Many rights, such as the right not to be unfairly dismissed, are subject to qualifying criteria such as period of service. Other rights (such as the right to paid leave for example) are enjoyed by some categories of workers other than employees.
- It is not sufficient to have grounds to dismiss an employee. It is necessary to follow a fair procedure and to take a decision which is reasonable in the circumstances.
- Conduct, capability, redundancy and retirement are all potentially fair reasons for the dismissal of an employee.
- Employees are entitled not to be discriminated against on unlawful grounds. These are known as “protected characteristics” in the Equality Act 2010 and are age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and religion or belief.
- Quite apart from statutory rights employees are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and employers are required not to act in such a way as to destroy the mutual bond of trust and confidence. Employers acting unreasonably risk bullying and harassment claims and complaints of constructive dismissal.
- Employers and employees are expected to seek to resolve disputes informally and this may involve having a grievance procedure and using it where appropriate.
- Employers can protect their assets (for example goodwill and staff) by agreeing restrictive covenants with an employee but great care needs to be taken when drafting covenants because they are scrutinised closely by the Courts when enforced and need to be reasonable.
- Disputes between employers and employees often find their way to an employment tribunal. They are costly, take time (management time in the case of an employer) and can be stressful. The costs in tribunal claims are generally irrecoverable on both sides.
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