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Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

UK employees have the right to not be unfairly dismissed. In most cases, to bring a claim an employee must have a minimum period of continuous employment (1 year if employed before 6 April 2012, 2 years thereafter). However, in some circumstances, such as dismissal for a health and safety reason, there no requirement for a minimum period of service.

Compensation for an unfair dismissal claim can be substantial and in certain circumstances is uncapped.

Our team of specialist employment solicitors routinely advise clients on the best strategy and procedure to be adopted when dismissing employees, to help reduce the risk of successful Tribunal claims.

Employers should also be aware that dismissals can give rise to other potential claims, such as discrimination and whistleblowing; our expert lawyers will give you pragmatic, commercial advice to help you achieve your goals and manage your risk.

If Tribunal claims are brought, we have a depth of experience within the team to vigorously defend your business and achieve the best possible outcome.

Brabners’ Employment Team is also highly experienced in representing employees (in particular senior employees and executives) in respect of their unfair dismissal rights, from events prior to dismissal (e.g. disciplinary hearings) through to Tribunal hearings.