Employment Law Solicitors: 

Wrongful Dismissal

What is wrongful dismissal?

Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal in breach of contract. Fairness is not an issue and the sole question is whether the terms of the contract, which can be express or implied, have been breached. If a breach is identified and you have suffered loss, you may be entitled to damages.

Types of wrongful dismissal?


Wrongful dismissal can arise in a number of ways including:

- Breach of a notice term, whether express or implied

- Breach of a contractual disciplinary or redundancy procedure

- Early termination of a fixed-term contract or specific task contract

Effects of wrongful dismissal?

wrongful dismissal will generally free the employee from any covenant in restraint of trade. The logic behind this is that if the employer committed a serious breach of contract by dismissing the employee and therefore, the employee should not be bound by the terms of the contract. Restrictive covenants commonly include clauses which seeks to prevent this and we recommend that you seek specialist advice from a solicitor. 

How do I fund my case?

There are many ways in which you can fund your case including; our hourly rate, a fixed-fee, a no win no fee and legal expenses insurance. In some cases, your employer may also pay your legal costs. Contact us to arrange a free case analysis and see how we can help you.

I think I have a claim. What should I do?

Well in short, contact us now. Wrongful dismissal can be a complex area of law and we have a team of specialist employment law solicitors ready to help you. We can also offer you a free case analysis if you not sure whether you have a claim.


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