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Unfair Dismissal claims

If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed from your place of employment and would like legal advice to find out your rights, Ramsdens Solicitors can help you. Our legal experts have successfully made unfair dismissal claims on behalf of clients for many years, and are well-placed to fight your corner.

Our award-winning lawyers are here to help if your employer has ignored rules and procedures by dismissing you, and we will assist you to bring your case to an employment tribunal, where you may be entitled to compensation.

Speak to our unfair dismissal solicitors today by calling 01484 821 500 for an informal and confidential conversation about your circumstances. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you at a time that is convenient for you.

How our unfair dismissal solicitors can help

Employment law is complex. However, if you believe that you have been dismissed from your job unfairly for any reason, an employment solicitor will help you to decide whether or not you are entitled to take your case to court.

We have dealt with unfair dismissal claims involving:

  • Pregnancy or maternity leave
  • Discrimination on the grounds of:

- Age

- Gender

- Disability

- Pregnancy and maternity

- Race

- Religion

- Sexual orientation

  • Membership of a trade union
  • Whistleblowing
  • Unsafe working conditions

The list above is not exhaustive and if you feel you have been unfairly dismissed, our experienced employment law solicitors can help you.

Why choose us?

Our solicitors have many years of experience in handling a wide variety of employment law cases. This means we have the expertise required to handle your case in a practical and effective manner.

Ramsdens Solicitors provides:

  • A friendly, confidential service
  • Quick responses to all communications
  • Specialist solicitors ready to handle your case

Find out more about our awards and accreditations.


What is unfair dismissal?

All employees who have been with a company for over two years can be protected from unfair dismissal. In these cases, an employer must be able to prove that the main reason for a dismissal is due to the following:

  • A lack of capability or qualification in the work you carry out
  • Redundancy
  • Your conduct - for instance, poor attendance, dishonest behaviour or bad punctuality
  • A criminal offence prevents you from doing your job
  • Another substantial reason - such as disputes with managers or colleagues

If your employer is unable to prove any of the above, you may be able to claim for unfair dismissal.

How is an unfair dismissal claim calculated?

If you win your case, the Tribunal will make a basic award calculated in the following way:

  • For each complete year’s employment when you were aged under 22 years old, you can claim half a week’s pay
  • For each complete year’s employment when you were aged between 22 and 40 years old, you can claim one week’s pay
  • For each complete year’s employment when you were aged 41 years old or over, you can claim 1.5 weeks' pay

The only restriction to this amount is that it is only possible to claim for a maximum of 20 years’ service, and the maximum pay for which you can claim is £538 gross per week.

You may also be entitled to claim a compensatory award, which can vary depending on your circumstances. An experienced employment law solicitor will be able to help you consider your next steps.

Contact Us

Speak to the unfair dismissal solicitors at Ramsdens today by calling 01484 821 500 for a conversation about your circumstances, Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form or email us at and we will get back to you at a time that is convenient for you.