If you think that you are entitled to bring a claim against your employer for unfair dismissal then you need to be thinking about getting help from specialist unfair dismissal solicitors as soon as you possibly can. Claims of this type can often put a lot of strain on an individual and so it is important that the right support is offered.
An expert unfair dismissal solicitor will be able to offer the following type of help.
Most obviously, of course, you need a solicitor to provide you with the legal expertise that, as a layperson, you’re unlikely to possess. Employment law is highly complex, and you need a legal professional to help you interpret what’s going on. Unfair dismissal solicitors will also help you to negotiate all of the procedures and paperwork. Most importantly, you need someone to represent you and speak up on your behalf at the Employment Tribunal – should your case go all the way to Tribunal.
Making an unfair dismissal claim is inherently stressful. Being dismissed from a job is always upsetting, and that’s doubly true if you feel you’ve been dismissed unfairly. At times like these, you need someone who can maintain professional objectivity and take an overview of your case. Remember, although the circumstances of your own claim are unique to you, experienced solicitors will have seen many cases of a similar type. They’ll be able to show you the best way forward and will help you to build the best possible case to get the best possible result. In the event that your case has little or no chance of success, they’ll help you to cut your losses, sparing you from further stress and disappointment.
Your solicitor will also have a sense of what sort of award any Employment Tribunal is likely to make for your sort of case. This will help you to balance the probabilities. If the financial and emotional costs are likely to outweigh the size of award you’ll receive, even if you’re successful, you may decide not to proceed. On the other hand, if you have a strong case, and you’re likely to receive good compensation for the breach of your employment rights, you’ll find the whole process much easier to manage. In any event, your solicitor will help you to make an informed choice.
Any unfair dismissal claim needs to be brought within three months of your dismissal. It’s therefore vital that you engage unfair dismissal solicitors at the earliest opportunity. The more urgently you attend to this task, the more successful you will be.