Have you been forced to resign from your job as a result of unfair treatment? Then you could have a claim for constructive dismissal.

You can only usually claim constructive dismissal if you’re classed as an employee and have worked for your employer for at least 2 years.

Contact FMB Solicitors employment law team on 01254 274 700 or complete our enquiry form below. Our legal experts can advise you on all aspects of a possible claim for constructive dismissal.

What is constructive dismissal?

Constructive Dismissal occurs when an employee resigns as a result of the employer’s conduct. As the resignation is not truly voluntary, the employee is entitled to treat him or herself as having been “dismissed”.

How do you deal with constructive dismissal?

You should speak to your employer to try and sort out any issues to solve the dispute. If you do have a case for constructive dismissal, you should leave your job immediately – if you stay your employer may argue that you accepted the conduct or treatment.

Examples of an employer breaching a contract that would entitle an employee to claim constructive dismissal include:

  • the employer allowed people to bully or harass you at work
  • a complete change in the nature of your job, eg forcing you to work longer hours
  • The threat of or the act of a unilateral significant reduction of your salary or refusing to pay you
  • The employer demoted you without good reason
  • the breaching of health and safety laws by the employer, creating an unsafe environment
  • the employer failed to give support at work needed to do the job causing undue stress
  • the employer took away benefits detailed in your contract, eg a company car

Contact FMB Employment Solicitors today

To discuss your employment law issue or to find out more information, please contact the FMB Employment Law Solicitors team today on 01254 274 700 or send us an e-mail to info@fmbsolicitors.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us using the form below.

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