If you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed from your job, it can be a stressful and emotional time. You will probably be very concerned about how this will impact on your home life, your family and your living situation, but at Harry McPartland & Sons Solicitors we have lots of experience in providing specialist advice on employment law for individuals facing issues such as constructive dismissal, employment tribunal, disagreements over employment contracts. If you think you have been unfairly dismissed, or suffered from discrimination at work, then read on and find out how we can help.
Causes of unfair dismissal
Firstly, let’s determine the cause of your unfair dismissal. Some common examples are:
- Pregnancy-related discrimination
- Unfairly selected for redundancy
- Unfounded allegations of misconduct
- Ill heath
It is important to act quickly in these cases. Initially, try to resolve the issues with your employer, and keep records of all communications and meetings you have with them. If it cannot be resolved and you decide to seek compensation for loss of earnings, you will benefit from having a solicitor to fight your case for you. You need to take action within 3 months of being unfairly dismissed.
Employment law experts at Harry McPartland & Sons Solicitors
After arranging a consultation with us, our employment law experts in Lurgan and Lisburn will need to fully understand all the details around your case. We will ask you a series of questions, so you can help by bringing all relevant notes and documents, and by being prepared to answer our queries around these areas:
- How you were actually dismissed, and any written communication you have received from your employer regarding this – an email, text, letter of termination.
- Tell us your employment status – are you ‘employed or are you self-employed.
- Tell us the reason for dismissal which your employer told you, so that we can decide if it is definitely unfair.
- We can advise you on the costs involved of taking a case for unfair dismissal.
What outcome can you expect from your unfair dismissal case?
If we decide that you do have a case against your employer, we can start proceedings and, if you want us to, we can also represent you at an industrial tribunal. If the tribunal finds in your favour, you will be awarded compensation for loss of earnings, and may also be able to return to your job, or to the company in a different role.
Your compensation amount will depend on the particulars of your case, but you can expect a basic amount to be awarded, which is based on your age and length of service, and a compensatory award, which will differ with each individual circumstance.
If you still have questions about unfair dismissal, why not get in touch with us? Contact us on 028 3832 2452 for Lurgan or 028 9267 0325 for our Lisburn team, and find out how we can help you.