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At Solicitors Near Me, we know that unfair dismissal is a tricky process to navigate for more than one reason.
But at a difficult time, ensuring you have the knowledge and expertise of the unfair dismissal process available to you can be invaluable…
And that’s where we come in – to help you find the right solicitor for you.
But first, let’s start with the basics…
I’ve Been Unfairly Dismissed – What Next?
If you’ve been unfairly dismissed, it might be hard to know where to begin.
But the first thing you should do is speak to an expert as soon as you can, whether that’s a union representative or a legal expert. Because getting the right advice from the very beginning can make all the difference.
The Acas Code of Practice sets out standards on the disciplinary and grievance procedures, so if your dismissal is related to any misconduct or performance issues (other than illness) then it will be covered by the guidelines.
Some things are classed ‘automatically’ unfair if they are the main reason you’re dismissed, meaning it is by definition unfair dismissal, such as:
- Requesting flexible working
- If you resign and give the correct notice period
- Taking time off for jury duty
- Joining a union
- Applying for or receiving maternity, paternity, or adoption leave that you’re entitled to
- Refusing to give up working time rights
- Asking for a legal right such as receiving the national minimum wage
- Taking part in legal or industrial action for less than 12 weeks
- Being forced into compulsory retirement
If you’ve been dismissed for any of these reasons, you don’t need to have worked for your employer for the minimum of 2 years that you ordinarily do in order to make an unfair dismissal claim.
How Do I Make An Unfair Dismissal Claim?
Making an unfair dismissal claim can feel daunting.
But while it’s a significant decision, you should know that any claim must be made within 3 months of your employment ending, so seeking legal advice sooner rather than later is advisable.
When it comes to compensation, unfair dismissal claims are calculated based on two segments in an Employment Tribunal – a ‘basic award’ and a ‘compensatory award’.
The basic award uses the following calculation:
- Half a weeks’ pay for each complete year of employment under the age of 22
- 1 weeks’ pay for each complete year of employment between 22-40
- 1.5 weeks’ pay for each complete year of employment aged 41+
A weeks’ pay is capped at £544 and the maximum award is 30 weeks’ pay, meaning the basic award is capped at a maximum of £16,320.
The compensatory award covers things such as lost earnings, benefits, pensions, and bonuses, and it’s also capped at whichever is lower, 52 weeks’ gross pay or £89,493.
So, the maximum you can be awarded in an unfair dismissal claim at an Employment Tribunal is £105,813, although there are exceptions made depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
Unfair Dismissal Claim Solicitors Near Me
At Solicitors Near Me, we understand the stress involved in any employment case, particularly if you’ve been unfairly dismissed.
We’re here to help you by connecting you with an expert unfair dismissal claim solicitor near you for FREE so you can find the solicitor to suit your needs.
We believe everyone has the right to an expert solicitor and that’s why we make it as simple as possible to find a solicitor near you – and until you choose to proceed with them, you won’t pay a penny.
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