Unfair Dismissal Claims - Jonathan Lea Network

The law requires employers to act reasonably when terminating an employee’s contract. Therefore, if an employee has felt compelled to leave their employer, they have been dismissed unfairly or without following formal processes it might be possible for them to commence legal action.

If the correct process and legal regulations have not been complied with, it can have significant implications both financially and reputationally. For this reason, it is important to understand all the options available to employers, to both limit a claim in the first instance and to understand what steps to take if an employee raises a complaint.

How can JLN help you?

Our team have extensive knowledge in employment law and will guide your business through each stage of an employee dismissal. From advising on the process, exploring alternative routes to drafting termination of employment letters.  Our knowledgeable team take the time to understand your business and the complexities of your matter to ensure that any dismissal issues are resolved efficiently and affordably.

If you find yourself facing a potential claim, our team can work with you to understand your position and options, draft settlement agreements and negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best outcome for your business.

Some areas we have particular experience in are as follows:

  • Employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Job Retention Scheme (furlough)
  • TUPE
  • Restrictive covenants and business protection
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Whistleblowing
  • Long-term sickness absence
  • Disciplinary grievance procedures
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Employment tribunals
  • Dispute resolution
  • Settlement agreements
  • Changing Terms of Employment
  • Working time regulations

We also identify and advise on other relevant areas of law, such as: professional negligence, commercial dispute resolution and commercial property.

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