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unfair dismissal

An employee has the right not to be unfairly dismissed if they have been continuously employed for a period of at least 2 years by the effective date of termination. In order for a dismissal to be fair the employer must have a fair reason and follow a fair procedure.

A fair reason is:

  • Misconduct
  • Capability
  • Redundancy
  • Some other substantial reason
  • Breach of enactment

Some dismissals are deemed automatically unfair and you do not have the required 2 years continuous service. A dismissal will be automatically unfair if the reason or principal reason you have been dismissed is because of an impermissible reason, for example, whistleblowing, pregnancy, a matter relating to health and safety or working time or flexible working or if you had asserted a statutory right.

If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed or automatically unfairly dismissed then we can advise you of your rights, the merits of any claim and the options available to you. We offer fixed fees so that you can be clear on costs.

To make an appointment to see one of our Employment Solicitors, Paula Stuart or Stuart Snelson, call 01908 692769


What our client’s say:

“My initial consultation was with Paula Stuart who presented herself in a professional, clear, no-nonsense and positive approach which gave me a good reassurance I was being dealt with by the correct person/company.

Throughout the months Mrs Stuart dealt with this case, I never once felt unsure or unclear as to what I could expect. My concerns, questions at every point throughout, were dealt with in a professionally quick timely response and to a very high standard.

I have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors.” Mr Tomlin

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The Employment Team

  • Stuart Snelson Partner
    Employment 01908 689318
    Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law.   His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.

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  • Paula Stuart Partner
    Employment 01908 689345
    Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’

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