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When does unfair dismissal law apply?
You must have been continuously employed for two years and have been dismissed to qualify for unfair dismissal rights in most circumstances, however there are exceptions to this rule, for example if you are dismissed for asserting a statutory right or taking part in union activities where no length of service is required.
Your employer may be able to rely upon the following ‘fair’ reasons for your dismissal: conduct, capability, redundancy, breach of a statutory duty or restriction or some other substantial reason which justifies a dismissal.
If you are dismissed from your employment and your employer cannot rely on one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal and/or the process followed was unfair then you may have been unfairly dismissed and entitled to compensation.
We can advise you on your employment rights, your potential claims, the merits of those claims and the amount of compensation you could expect to receive if your claims succeed. We can also guide you through the employment tribunal process and explain the steps that you will be required to take in dealing with your claims.
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