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When will a dismissal be unfair?

In order to establish unfair dismissal, it is important to prove certain things. First, you must have in fact been dismissed. A dismissal may be obvious – where an employee has been fired. Equally, you may have been dismissed if you have been made redundant or have felt obliged to resign in difficult circumstances. Similarly, if your employer opts not to renew your fixed term contract, this may amount to a dismissal.

Secondly, it must be shown that the dismissal was in fact unfair. Certain dismissals will automatically be unfair. For example, your employer lets you go because you’re having a baby or because you lawfully participated in trade union activities.

Primary Employment Law Areas

Settlement Agreements

During the life of the employer-employee relationship, circumstances may arise that lead the parties to consider terminating their relationship. Alternatively, businesses may be struggling and might be forced to reconsider their staffing needs. These are achieved through the use of what are called Settlement Agreements.

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Unfair Dismissal

To establish unfair dismissal, it is important to prove – you must show that you have been dismissed – it may be obvious – where an employee has been fired. Equally – you may have been made redundant or felt obliged to resign. Or if your employer opts not to renew your contract may amount to a dismissal.

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Employment Tribunial

Recently the number of Employment Tribunal cases has increased significantly.  Our Employment Law solicitors have significant experience. Preparation is key – we will meet, get the facts and advise you accordingly. If the matter is to proceed to a Tribunal we will prepare all of the relevant documentation and witness statements.

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From Our Satisfied Clients

We have represented clients in Employment Law from all over Scotland – see below just a few testimonials.

“Thanks again for all your help at first I didn’t think I had much of a case but thanks to you I am very satisfied with the final outcome.”

Shaun Davidson

Glasgow

“I was only with the company for a few years but thanks to you I have moved on now and found another role with a different company.”

Sarah Porter

Edinburgh

“Great advice and service. I can now move on with the rest of my life thanks to you and all without going to court – thanks ever so much.”

Paula Richardson

Aberdeen

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