Made Redundant, unfairly dismissed or discriminated against?

If you have been made redundant and you feel you have been discriminated against or unfairly dismissed, then call our expert legal team who have a vast amount of experience with redundancy cases. If you have recently been made redundant or are facing redundancy, then you will probably need independent legal advice, especially in situations where you suspect you may have been unfairly dismissed or discriminated against.

Redundancy is a form of dismissal, usually you will be made redundant or dismissed because the work you did is no longer needed by the employer. This scenario means that you can be legitimately made redundant by your employer.

​Disguising Unfair Dismissal as Redundancy

Some employers however, may claim that they have made you redundant when in fact you have been unfairly dismissed. If you think that you have been unfairly dismissed ask yourself the following questions:

Did you have a bad working relationship with your employer?

An employer may try to get rid of an employee that they don’t get on with by claiming they are being made redundant.

Are you the only person being made redundant, or one of very few within a large company?

It might be the case that your employer will still require someone to do your work.

Has your employer recently taken on more staff?

It would be hard for an employer to claim that they were making you redundant on the grounds that there was not enough work to do if they had recently taken on more staff.

Have you experienced discrimination in the workplace and have you raised your complaints with your employer?

If you have then the real reason you are being dismissed could be related to this discrimination.

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then despite what your employer claims you could have been unfairly dismissed. You should contact us as it might be possible to take your employer to an employment tribunal.

Contact our employment law 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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