What is unfair dismissal?
In its simplest form, if an employee is dismissed without just or sufficient cause then this is classed as Unfair or Wrongful dismissal.
Wrongful dismissal can be claimed if the employee is dismissed on any of the following grounds: dismissal based on age, race, gender, religion, marital status, family responsibilities, disability or failing to follow a fair dismissal procedure.
What do you get for unfair dismissal?
What is the difference between unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal?
The main difference is that Wrongful Dismissal is a claim based in contract law and focuses on a contractual breach; Unfair Dismissal can be claimed if an employer does not have a good reason for dismissing an employee or does not follow the companies formal dismissal process.