Unfair dismissal claim calculator UK.
Calculating the value of your unfair dismissal claim in the UK is an essential part of the process and it might be the deciding factor in how you proceed.
If you’ve been unfairly dismissed, then knowing what happens next isn’t always straightforward – but that’s what we’re here to help with.
So, let’s start with the basics. You’ve been unfairly dismissed if you weren’t given a fair reason for your dismissal, weren’t given enough reason to justify your dismissal or not provided a full AND fair dismissal procedure.
Unfair Dismissal – What Does It Mean?
If you’ve been dismissed, your employer should outline what their appeal process is so that you’re able to challenge the decision. This is a key part of the code of practice which while isn’t a legal requirement, does set out the minimum standards expected.
There are also some things that are classed as ‘automatically unfair’ if they are the main reason you’re dismissed, 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
Unfair Dismissal Calculator
Calculating the compensation that you could be entitled to is an important part of any settlement relating to unfair dismissal.
The time limit for unfair dismissal claims is 3 months after you are dismissed. That might be your last day of working for your employer OR the last day of your notice, depending on whether you had one or not.
It’s a key part of employment law and it’s why it’s important to seek legal advice from an expert solicitor, union representative, or another professional as soon as possible.
Any compensation will be split into a ‘basic’ award and a ‘compensatory’ award, with the basic award being calculated using the following formula:
- 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 if you were dismissed between 6 April 2021 and 5 April 2022, or £571 if you were dismissed on or after 6 April 2022.
The compensatory award is where personal circumstances are considered when calculating the total sum.
For example, it might be you have lost earnings and missed out on bonuses, pensions, and other financial remuneration. For this segment of the award, the total amount is capped at £105,813, although there are some extenuating circumstances in which it might be higher.
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