If you believe you have been dismissed unfairly, or whether your ongoing treatment is unfair or discriminatory, we can help you.

What is Unfair Dismissal?

Normally, you will need a minimum of 2 years’ employment with your employer to bring an unfair dismissal claim. In some cases, you may not need 2 years’ service but these cases are limited (e.g. being dismissed for blowing the whistle).

In general, for your employer to show that they have fairly dismissed you, they must have both a fair reason to dismiss you (e.g. your conduct, or your performance) and they need to have followed a fair process. So, if you have not been invited to a meeting, not been allowed to put forward your version of events or not been allowed to appeal the decision, then you may have been unfairly dismissed.

Experience in Unfair Dismissal

If you believe you have been dismissed unfairly, or whether your ongoing treatment is unfair or discriminatory, we can help you.

For most people, a sense of injustice can cause significant anxiety. If you feel you have been unjustly wronged, we can help you to seek the justice you deserve. We will ask you to explain your circumstances and we can give you an assessment of your case. Sadly, even if something is morally wrong it does not mean it is unlawful. As a result, our expert solicitors will be able to support you to understand whether you have some form of legal case or not.

We also have significant Employment Tribunal experience of representing employees in all types of employment tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing etc. We can support you with the Employment Tribunal process end to end.

Our employment tribunal solicitors can:

  • Assess your potential claim and prepare your claim form (ET1)
  • Report to you and/or your insurers on your prospects of success
  • Assist in collating relevant evidence to support your defence
  • Preparing a List of Documents and Trial Bundles
  • Prepare your witness statement
  • Attend and represent you at a Preliminary Hearing and the Final Hearing (trial)
  • Make applications to the employment tribunal for evidence, witnesses etc.
  • Help to negotiate a settlement direct, or through ACAS (via a COT3 agreement)

Why choose Trethowans?

Our employment solicitors understand that everyone’s desired outcomes are different. We will be honest with you about your prospects of achieving what you want, including the related costs.

Whether you need help with lodging an appeal against your dismissal, negotiating a settlement or taking your employer to the Employment Tribunal, our team can help. We understand that raising a complaint against your employer can be daunting. Our employment solicitors are skilled in all aspects of unfair dismissal law.

We are a leading Firm recognised in the Legal 500 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023. The Employment Team is also ranked for Employment Law in the South. We pride ourselves on upholding our reputation for being down-to-earth dedicated lawyers who will take the time to understand you and your needs.

For expert advice on your rights if you have been discriminated against or accused of discrimination in the workplace, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced employment solicitors on 0800 2800 421.

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