At UnionLine, we understand that being dismissed from your job can be a traumatic time and we are here to help. Our legal advisors are experts in employment law and can offer you advice and support if you believe you have been unfairly dismissed.
Simply call us on 0300 333 0303 and press option 2 to speak to one of our experienced employment advisors.
Although there are exceptions, you generally need two years’ continuous employment to bring a claim for unfair dismissal.
If after two years you are dismissed by your employer, the dismissal must be based on one of five potentially fair reasons to dismiss:
- statutory duty or restriction
- some other substantial reason
Once an employer has established a potentially fair reason to dismiss, an Employment Tribunal will then look to see whether, in all the circumstances, the employer acted reasonably.
What to do if you believe that you have been unfairly dismissed
We will advise you on making a claim in the Employment Tribunal and we will be honest with you about your prospects of success with any claim. Union members may also be able to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal through UnionLine.
Please note that claims for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal must be brought within three months of your effective date of termination. You must also comply with the ACAS Early Conciliation procedure, which will affect the time limit for your claim.
Given the tight time limits and procedural requirements, it is vital that you contact us without delay.