There are two scenarios which constitute ‘Unfair Dismissal’ in the United Kingdom.

Your employer:

  • dismisses you from your job without any fair reason.
  • has a valid reason but handles your termination using wrong procedures.

The Employment Right Act 1996 says that employees are entitled to a fair reason before being terminated. No employer can dismiss an employee without a fair reason.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal

In this type of dismissal, the reason for termination is connected with employee-specific rights. It also has two scenarios:

An employee:

  • is dismissed due to her pregnancy or a related cause.
  • is dismissed due to race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Employee’s Right

Employees have the right to:

  • time off for public duties and protection against unlawful deductions from wages.
  • refuse to do shopper or betting work on Sunday.

Eligibility for Dismissal Claim

First of all, check your eligibility, which includes:

  • Doing a job for a relevant minimum free time
  • Having a minimum of two-year continuous service
  • Decide whether your dismissal is fair or unfair

How to Claim?

  • File your claim before the limitation time for your unfair claim
  • Once claim done successfully, you’re left with three remedies: Reinstatement re-engagement and compensation
  • Fill your ET1 form with relevant facts like PAN number
  • Attach all documents
  • Choose to make the opinion to settle early in the case
  • Choose an experienced employment laws solicitor
  • Ask your co-worker to give evidence in your unfair dismissal.

To know more, seek guidance from an experienced employment solicitor on a no win no fee basis in order to file a tribunal claim.