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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
From 6 April 2019, new increased compensation limits for employment tribunal claims will come into force. This means it will become more expensive for employers to make staff redundant or dismiss them for other reasons. What are the changes? the… Read on
In a nutshell, when someone is constructively dismissed from their employment, they may be able to claim unfair dismissal (which is a statutory right set out in legislation). However, they will need to meet the various eligibility requirements for bringing… Read on
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
Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace are perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of employment law for employers and individuals alike. As a result, all sorts of myths have grown up over the years. We often get queries… Read on
Unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal may be used inter-changeably by the lay person but, they do not mean the same thing! They are two totally different types of claims which may be bought by individuals against their ex-employer. We explain… Read on
We will always hold an initial meeting with our clients to ensure we fully understand their legal problem prior to giving our advice on their options and prospects. This meeting is primarily a fact finding exercise for us. It is… Read on
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
We set out the steps commonly involved in preparing for an employment tribunal hearing. Drafting the claim form (ET1) and reviewing the response (ET3) – or vice versa depending on who is opponent Drafting further questions about the response/claim and… Read on
We explained how the hourly rate charging method works and gave some tips on keeping costs down in our previous article: how to keep your legal fees as low as possible. Now, we will take a look at the items… Read on