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Unfair dismissal

If you have been dismissed from your employment in England or Wales and believe that you have been treated unfairly, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our dedicated team of Employment solicitors are available to talk to you today about your case. Please read our information and advice pages below if you wish to learn more about this area of law.

Unfair dismissal: What is it? Who can claim?

Meaning of dismissal

Dismissal is defined as the termination of employment by:

  • The employer, with or without notice; or
  • The employee's resignation, with or without notice, where the employee has resigned because the employer by his or her conduct, in breach of the contract of employment, has shown an intention not to be bound by the contract (this is usually known as 'constructive dismissal') or
  • The expiry of a limited-term contract without its renewal. A limited-term contract is a contract for a fixed term or the performance of a specific task, or one which ends when a specified event does or does not occur

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