Have you been dismissed for a fair reason?

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee unfairly. However, an employer is entitled to dismiss for a fair reason, provided it follows a fair procedure in carrying out that dismissal. So, what actually amounts to an unfair… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

Can I bring a claim for unfair dismissal?

Not everyone whose employment has terminated can bring a claim of unfair dismissal. There are some important qualifying criteria which you must satisfy otherwise you will not be eligible to bring an unfair dismissal claim. Only once you have understood… Read on

What are the five fair reasons for dismissal?

Employees who have been employed for two years or more are protected against unfair dismissal and, if they are dismissed they may bring a claim in the employment tribunal. An employer may defend a claim for unfair dismissal by showing… Read on

How much will an Employment Tribunal cost me?

This is usually the first question that most people have when considering the risks and benefits of bringing an employment tribunal claim. It is particularly important to understand the likely costs of starting litigation in the employment tribunal as the… Read on

Calderbank offer

A calderbank offer is an offer from one party to another in a dispute, via correspondence marked “without prejudice save as to costs”.  This is generally intended to put the other party on notice that this is a serious attempt… Read on