Automatic Unfair Dismissal

Automatic Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal can be unfair for a variety of reasons, i.e.:

The importance of the distinction is simple: when an employee is dismissed
for an automatically unfair reason, the employer has no defence to a claim for
unfair dismissal.

This week, for example, published a story about a woman in Dundee
whose employer stopped paying her statutory maternity pay, and then sacked her
while she was still on maternity leave.  

The woman took the case to an
Employment Tribunal claiming automatic and , and the court awarded her £9,000
in compensation.

Automatic grounds for unfair dismissal:

Additional Information & Advice

You can obtain further information about unfair dismissal on .

Depending on the circumstances of your case, however, it may be better to
speak with a solicitor who specialises in .  You can be in your area for free via solicitor matching
services, which can also help you to understand the best course of action for
your situation and whether you are ready to hire a solicitor.

And, again depending on your situation, they may be able to help you find a
solicitor who will agree to take your case on a “no win no fee” basis, which
means you don’t have to pay for the solicitor’s services unless you win your

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