Thousands of people every year are the victims of wrongful dismissal, where one or more of the terms of their employment contract have been breached. If you believe that you have been wrongfully dismissed, our experienced employment solicitors can help challenge your employer’s decision.
Emerald Law has significant success in ensuring our clients are compensated for wrongful dismissal, and will work with you, every step of the way, to ensure you are fully supported. If you believe that you have been wrongfully dismissed you may be entitled to compensation for wages and benefits that would have been earned during your contractual notice period, such as pension entitlement, private health cover, car allowance and bonus payments.
If you have suffered wrongful dismissal where your contract of employment has been terminated by your employer under circumstances where the termination breaches the terms of employment or a provision of employment law, then speak to our employment solicitors to get the best employment advice possible and achieve the justice you are entitled to.
If your employer is found to be in breach of minimum statutory obligations, you will become entitled to compensation and in some cases you may be able to reinstate your position within the company.
Pay in lieu of notice
Some employers do not require you to work your notice period and in return will pay in lieu of the notice period. This payment is generally regarded as damages for wrongful dismissal and if there is a term within your employment contract which allows the employer to pay you pay in lieu of notice instead of giving you full notice, then provided you are paid the correct amount, there will be no breach of contract in this case. However, if there is no contractual right to terminate by making a payment in lieu of notice, then the making of such a payment may not extinguish your claim for damages.
Amount of damages
The amount of damages that you can be awarded for wrongful dismissal is dependent on your salary and additional benefits such as company car, pension, bonus and health care. Speak to us today to see how we can help secure the best settlement for you.
How long do I have to make a claim?
If you believe that you have been wrongfully dismissed you need to make a claim to the Employment Tribunal within three months of the date of your dismissal. Begin your proceeding today by getting in touch with one of our specialised team of employment solicitors.