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Things You Must Know About Unfair Dismissal

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According to UK employment law, unfair dismissal is defined as an act of employment termination by an employer without giving the employee any fair reasons.

Further, if an employer, despite having a fair reason, handles your dismissal using the unfair procedure it can still be deemed ‘unfair dismissal’.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal

Automatic unfair dismissal refers to a situation when the dismissal violates an employee’s statutory legal rights.

For example,

  • You are terminated from the job due to pregnancy.
  • Your employer dismisses you because of discrimination against race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Your Right as an Employee

According to The Employment Rights Act 1996, all employees have basic rights in the workplace. These rights include:

  • You must be paid when work is not available for you and a minimum notice period
  • Right to do shop or betting work on a Sunday

Your Eligibility to Claim for Dismissal

Remember not all employees are eligible for bringing an unfair dismissal.

To be eligible:

  • You must have a minimum of two-year continuous service
  • You must do a job for a relevant minimum free time
  • You must decide whether your dismissal is fair or unfair

For more information about ‘Unfair Dismissal’ or to bring a tribunal claim against it in the workplace, seek guidance from a no win no fee employment solicitor.