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Unfair dismissal

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – Unfair Dismissal

 

There are deadlines for making a claim for unfair dismissal and because of this, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice from Duncan Lewis as soon as possible if you feel you have a claim for unfair dismissal.

 

A complaint for unfair dismissal must be presented to an Employment Tribunal within three months from the effective date of the termination of employment.

 

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, claimants must also prove they were:

 

  • Dismissed
  • Employed by the employer under a contract of employment
  • Employed for the necessary qualifying period (in most cases).

 

Employment Claims – Qualifying Periods

 

Under the Employment Rights Act, the qualifying period for employment claims for those whose period of continuous employment began on or after 6 April 2012, is two years.

 

In some cases, however, no qualifying period is necessary to bring a claim for unfair dismissal if reasons for dismissal were automatically unfair. This might include issues relating to TUPE when a company is transferred – or if changes are made to an employment contract without consulting the employee(s) or their representative, such as a staff association or Trade Union rep.

 

Being dismissed because of reasons under the Equality Act 2010 (age, sex, sexuality, pregnancy, disability, religion) would also constitute unfair dismissal.

 

Your Duncan Lewis employment law solicitor will be able to discuss qualifying periods for making a claim for unfair dismissal at the initial client meeting.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – How we can help you

 

Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, including claims for unfair dismissal.

 

Our employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small – as well as individual employees and collective employees – in matters relating to the Employment Rights Act 1996 and claims for unfair dismissal or defending claims for unfair dismissal.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – Fees

 

Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options for claimants and respondents:

 

  • No-win-no-fee
  • Damage based fee
  • Contingency fee
  • Fixed fees (for specific tasks)
  • Insurance funded cases.

 

Some cases can also be funded with Home Contents Insurance or Contents/Buildings Insurance, which has additional Employment Protection Cover.

 

Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – When to contact us

 

If you have a problem with employment and wish to make a claim for unfair dismissal it is important to take legal advice and find out what your rights are as soon as possible.

 

Claims for unfair dismissal have to be presented to an Employment Tribunal within three months from the date of termination of employment.

 

Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter or claim for unfair dismissal.

 

Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment matters and disputes – including defending employee claims for unfair dismissal.

 

The sooner you call us the sooner we can help with an employment matter.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – How to contact us

 

Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.

 

For expert legal advice on employment law and claims for unfair dismissal, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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